That link should help explain it a bit to you.
Hey there. Im new to the whole speaker game, and I think Im gonna buy 1 4 channel amp. I was wondering tho, what are the bennifets of the wirings you can do?
Like.. would it be better to do series wiring, Combination wiring, or parrallel wiring? and what are the cons and pros of each? THANKS SO MUCH!
Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!
it works. Try it again.
I've tried it on multiple browsers and multiple machines.
Konzine - One issue that I take with that link, not having read the whole thing, but it provides information which seems to encourage the practice of wiring speakers in Series. This should never be done unless absolutely neccessary. Even though you may have the same exact speaker, brand, make model, etc, EVERY speaker has slight variations and behaves different. Not every different type, but every individual speaker, line up 10 Type-X subs, you'll get 10 different charactoristic groups. When wired in series, these minor incosistancies throw the speakers out of balance. The begin to move each other slightly. This causes minor to severe distortion. If you need wiring options to manipulate load impedence, buy subs with dual voice coils. Those can be wired in series or parellel without effecting the balance of the speakers.
The link is a document on the Wiki which is user written.
If you disagree with it, go in and make changes. That's part of what makes a wiki a great source of information.
That article was written with the sole intent of giving the user all of the options out there, not to encourage one method over the other.
In most applications, wiring in series will not be an issue. The users on this forum are not going to be using equipment where such a difference would damage it. Especially not when they are asking for help in determing how to wire their speakers.
The issue of wiring drivers in series isn't about damaging the woofer, its about distortion. I didn't mean that the information on the link encourages as in provokes, I guess to be more precise I should have said that it fails to discourage the practice or to give mention that its been scientifically proven to be detrimental to sound. This is what is so nice about DVC. You don't have this problem. It really doesn't matter the grade of equipment used, the distortion will exist nonetheless. Come to think of it, it will likely be more pronounced in lesser quality stuff. Your right though, I probably should go in and provide the counterpoint for everyone - my goal here was to at least give information to the person posting here.
The distortion is minimal. Guaranteed, most users on here wouldn't ever hear it. In fact, chances are most folks on here would be pushing their equipment to distortion in the first place...
In short, it's not worth worrying about unless you're going after some serious SQ.
I guess I seldom think in those terms, I'm just the type of person who wouldn't want the distortion there even if I couldn't hear it, although I think it may be surprising how pronounced it can be. I've seen monster improvements made by simply changing the wiring. I think its good to have the informatio out there though, so even those members here who may not be pushing speakers hard or have the ear for it at least are armed with the information that it is detrimental on some level. Especially in the situation where someone is considering buying speakers and hasn't made their purchase and it may be just as easy depending on the speaker to buy DVC and gain back the flexabilty at no loss.
I'm not a distortion fan.. Crisp and clear for me. and considering i spent 400 bucks a peice on these subs, Im not gonna wire them in series. Even the smallest bit of distortion is gonna be a big deal to me, no matter what. Thanks both of you!