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    2 ohm speakers available?

    Hey are there any good 2 ohm front a rear speakers on the market. I see a mostly 4 ohm speakers although amps adverstise their amps at the 4 and 2 ohms ratings. Why would they do that if there arent any 2 ohm speakers
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    Subs can be purchased in dual-voice coil models which often have two 4 ohm voice coils. This allows the sub to run at 8 ohms if the coils are place in series, or 2 ohm if placed in parallel.

    Any two four ohm speakers are equivilent to a single 2 ohm speaker if placed in parallel. That is why amp manufacturers advertise that way.
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    Yes they make 2 ohm component speakers. You might have to dig a little more to find them though.

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    Becareful with 2 ohms. Make sure your amp is stable at a 2 ohm load before you get them.
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    Does anyone have any links?

    Isn't less resistance better?

    each speaker will have its own channel so none will be run in parralell. I am just trying to get the most out of my amp. It boasts 100w rms per channel @ 2 ohms and 65w rms per channel @ 4 ohms so it leads me to believe that I should get 2 ohm speakers right?
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    Soundstream SPL series

    Go perfect with the amp, eh?

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    It sure would. Thanks for the tip. I will check them out
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    Hmmm. Is there any caveots of getting 2 ohm speakers. Are the just as clear and crisp as other 4 ohm speakers?
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    There are differences between speakers with different impedences, as to how they play and how they sound. I have to go move a desk, so I don't have time to explain it all (and probably, I'm not qualified to do it justice either). This might be a good starting point for some research: http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/feb0.../impedence.htm

    Hope this helps

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    That is some good info. Thanks

    I went into a car audio store the other day and i told the salesman (looked like the owner) my setup and how i wanted 2 ohm speakers and he tried to steer me away from them. I kinda go the feeling that he was doing that becasue he didn't have any 2ohm speakers.

    I am still not sold on the 2 ohms but would like to hear them in person. I would love all of the extra power
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