## Can you use 3 ohm and 8-ohm speakers together?

Yes you can. You would wire a non inductive resistor of at least 25 – 50 watts power rating in series with each speaker in the positive wire. The resistance should be between 3-5 ohms.

## Can you mix 4ohm and 8-ohm speakers?

You can mix 4-ohm and 8-ohm speakers just fine, provided the unit is 4-ohm capable and you don’t wire speakers in parallel or use both A/B speakers.

**Is it better to wire speakers in series or parallel?**

As a general rule, parallel speakers are louder than series speakers. That’s because: Wiring speakers in series increases the total speaker impedance (Ohms) load, decreasing how much electrical current (amps) can flow. This means the amp or stereo’s power output will be lower.

**Can you daisy chain 8 ohm speakers?**

An important note: In most cases, it’s not advisable to daisy chain more than two pairs of speakers to a single output. Doing so could end up damaging the equipment. Connecting two 8-ohm speakers in parallel, then, would result in a total impedance of 4 ohms.

### What amplifier do I need for 8 ohm speakers?

This means that a speaker with a “nominal impedance” of 8 ohms and a program rating of 350 watts will require an amplifier that can produce 700 watts into an 8 ohm load. For a stereo pair of speakers, the amplifier should be rated at 700 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

### Is lower impedance better for speakers?

The lower the impedance, the more efficiently it allows the electric signal, which is basically the music, to pass through the speaker. Most speakers are rated at 4, 6 or 8 ohms, and cheaper receivers can sometime have issues driving low-impedance (namely 4 ohm) speakers.

**Can a 3 ohm speaker work with a 4 ohm amplifier?**

Yes, you can add a 4 ohm speaker. As long as the ohm rating is equal or higher than what the system is rated at, you are OK. Unfortunately, a higher Ohm rating on the speaker will mean more resistance and less rated power through the speaker.

**Do 8-ohm speakers sound better?**

The answer generally is yes but it mostly depends on your ability to drive 4 ohms speakers properly! Also, no home sound system is immune to impedance issues. A higher ohm speaker with higher sensitivity will be as effective as a lower ohm speaker.

#### What is better series or parallel?

The advantage of using a parallel circuit is that the two bulbs in the parallel circuit are powered by the same battery. Therefore, the bulbs in a parallel circuit will be brighter than those in a series circuit, and even better, if one loop is disconnected, the other will remain powered.

#### Does series or parallel give more power?

Total series resistance should be greater, whereas total parallel resistance should be smaller, for example. Power should be greater for the same devices in parallel compared with series, and so on.