Car speakers wired to a home theatre amp

Car speakers wired to a home theatre amp

Im interested to know what people think about setting car stereo speakers wired in series on an 8 ohm amp like i have in this video. i had them going pretty loud for about an hour and the amplifier didnt over heat and the speakers did not distort. i am thinking i should be able to flick the ohms selctor to 4 ohms and run the speakers directly to the channels or run them like i have shown in this video (2 drivers – 1 channel) i guess what i would really like to know is if anyone else has tried this and had any problems with amp, speakers etc. i have plenty of old car speakers lying around and the tools to make a box to put them in.

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  1. Joe below
    Joe below 5 March, 2022, 14:05

    I've been thinking off using 8ohm car speakers set in my ceiling for front sides and rear for a tidy look .. I would think car speakers would be the best bang for the buck just through production numbers . And 8 ohm to 8 ohm … should be reliable for the speakers and amp .. I do wonder if ceiling mounted speakers would be to noisy for the rest of the house ? . Bed rooms etcetera . I would be interested to hear from anyone that's tried this before i start cutting holes

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    CLIFFSWORLD 5 March, 2022, 14:05

    I just did this last week. I had a set of pioneer 6×9's with enclosures from my truck. I'm using an Adcom GFA-535II amp to drive them. Got to be careful. At 4 ohms they can suck a lot of juice. I almost don't recommend them for use with a receiver. A separate amp is safer. The Adcom can drive 2 ohm loads if I am not mistaken. They sound great. In fact I think they are a great way to go for satellites in a 5.1/7.1 setups.

    How are they now that you have had a lot of time to listen to them?

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  3. Marvin Connell
    Marvin Connell 5 March, 2022, 14:05

    I've been using two 4ohm speakers in series per channel on a 6.1 surround sound system for years, with no problems really… You just need to disconnect the tweeters on the coaxials as they tend to fail, causing a drop in resistance & possible failure of the amplifier channel(happened to me recently – I thought the brand wouldn't fail, but one of'em eventually did)… My only concern is 'intermodulation distortion' & how that may affect the amplifier(researching that is how I found this)…

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