Where to find 8 ohm speaker

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  1. FredG70SS

    FredG70SS Veteran Member

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    I need ot replace the front speaker in my 70 Camaro. Does anyone know where to buy a replacement for ther original?

    Thanks
     
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    Are you looking for an original size speaker to mount in the stock location? You can also mount two smaller speakers in the stock location using the old speaker housing. It sounds much better that the stock 1 way speaker. You can do a search on front speaker and see how it was done.
     
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    Yes I am looking for a stock speaker. I'm putting in a correct Am radio and taking out the AMFM CD that was in it. There are two small speakers in in now, they are marked 4 ohms each. If I put both of those wires together does that make 8 ohms?
     
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    No that will make a 2 ohm load and you will fry your power supply.
     
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    I can use the two 4 ohm speakers in series. The two speakers will work like a single 8 ohm mono unit. I found that by a google search of speaker wiring.


    Case closed - thanks for the help.
     
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    Glad you figured it out! Think flashlight batteries.
     
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    I replaced my original speaker with one from a local store called Electronics Plus (it's like Radio Shack)....it was the exact same size and has a little tweeter built in (co-axial) so it has better tone than the original....works great with the original AM radio.

    http://www.electronicplus.com/
     
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    in SERIES it makes 8 ohms

    pos from radio to pos at spk 1
    neg of spk 1 to pos of spk 2
    neg of spk 2 to neg of radio.


    in parallel its 2 ohms

    pos radio to pos of spk 1 and spk 2
    neg of radio to neg of spk1 and spk 2
     
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    why not just use a resistor in line to get the proper ohmage
     
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    Was a 1970 factory system designed to use 8-ohm speakers? The audio world is mainly 2 and 4-ohm these days.
     

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