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4 ohm "composite" speaker out of two 8 ohms

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Hi, can I connect two 8 ohms speakers in parallel to achieve a "composite" speaker of 4 ohms?
I am thinking in terms pf parallel coil resistances.
 

Hi,

I see no problem in connecting 2 speakers in parallel.
Indeed it's less problematic than connecting speakers in series.

A good amplifier is a low impedance voltage source, thus the output voltage for "one speaker"
should be the same as for "two speakers in parallel.

Klaus
 

Just pay attention to phasing, in other words connect positives together and negatives together.
 
A problem with two speakers is that their phase shifts if one is closer to you than the other causing cancellation of some frequencies. Good normal sounds occur only in a narrow beam that has the same distance to each speaker.
 

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