Post by runninwiththerevil on Mar 18, 2019 19:39:13 GMT -7
I have a Maz 18 nr 112 with the G12H in it. I just picked up a Z 210. I get ready to wire up to run both. I understand what it means to run them in series or parallel, but what sonic difference if any will their really be? I'd love to hear your opinion and experience.
Technically it changes the reactance. As Ted Weber explained it: "Connecting two speakers in parallel is an old trick to smooth out speaker response and enhance the damping of either speaker. HIFI designers took it one step further by connecting two speakers of different sizes in parallel. A speaker has a large impedance increase at its fundamental resonance, and depending on the installation, this can cause the speaker to sound boomy or out of control. By connecting two speakers in parallel, particularly two speakers of different sizes with different resonant frequencies, each speaker will tend to quench or dampen the boominess of the other. Since no two speakers are exactly alike, even two of the same size, that damping will occur, however slight, for any speakers connected in parallel. For speakers connected in series, there appears to be less control, and more of what is called 'back EMF' from the speakers fed back into the output circuit. While that seems rather chaotic, many players prefer the series connection, as it gives them a more textured tone, enhanced breakup, and overall a more desireable tone for guitar work. It's totally subjective, of course, and many factors affect the end result, such as voice coil size, gap energy, closed back/open back, output circuit damping, etc. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is try both arrangements since you have the luxury of impedance tap selection, and go with the configuration you like the best."
Personally, I never could tell a difference when running identical speakers together.
I’ve always put this in the “hifi/audiophile” category. Seems for electric guitar, where some level of distortion is desired/expected, the subtleties of series vs parallel would be lost 99% of the time. I think the argument of using more of the tranny at 16 ohms would perhaps have the biggest impact.
I think the argument of using more of the tranny at 16 ohms would perhaps have the biggest impact.
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I have tried the Dr. Z 4x10 Backline cabinet with Dr. Z 10" 16 ohm speakers wired in parallel (the way it came new) for total of 4 ohms and also wired series/parallel for total load of 16 ohms and I prefer the 16 ohm configuration with my EZG-50. I reported earlier that the difference wasn't huge but it seemed like the 16 ohm series-parallel wiring gave more richness and top end response that I appreciate so I left the cabinet this way.
Post by runninwiththerevil on Mar 26, 2019 18:50:27 GMT -7
Thanks all. I decided to pick up a "Y" that is wired in parallel. I don't imagine I'm going to fuss with wiring up an option to try it in series. I trust the experience here and appreciate everyone sharing. If it doesn't make a huge difference am good.
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