no disagreements here
I plan on testing a bunch of speakers sometime soon, both 2 and 4ohm, marine, non-marine and quasi-marine. should have some real world knowledge of what sounds better or, more importantly, what is actually louder, clearer, less taxing on the amp, all of the above.
I'll be using the PBR300x2 to start with, if I'm disappointed in the clarity, knowing I have "good" speakers, may move a more sensitive amp.
So far I'm planning on testing polkdb651, polkmm651, hybridaudiomirus, and whatever I can get my hands on, I may test the stock and boom speakers also for comparison. If anyone wants to send some to add to the list, let me know. This will be all in the name of quality, usefulness, enjoyablity.
as explained to me, having more speakers on a bike is better because, asking a single 6.5 to fill in the entire sound is futile. From a RG member running 720w RMS and 8 speakers. He ran it about 400w, untaxed and it sounded good, kinda like neano's rig.
so yes, having more is better, less tax on the speakers and amp.
always check the ohm resistance with a meter before just "trying it" to see what happens.
a 2ohm setup will be hotter and louder, all other things aside, maybe on the bike it can be acceptable considering the road noise. and if it is louder, maybe it can be driven less.
100w output for a single speaker is one hell of a benchmark, I think the MAX watts are super important too.
using the PBR2 for comparison.
for example: running two pair of 4ohm speaker, in parallel, would draw 96w per speaker, x4 speakers - 400W real sound
maybe you want to use 1/2 to 2/3'rds of that for clarity.
or same amp, into single pair of 2ohm speakers, speaker max at 100W so you have unused potential - 200W real sound
more speakers. more sound.
the bigger the ohms, the better it sounds. to me, but one a bike...
most pro audio is 16ohm, at least say, marshall gear, every once in a while a guy would list a 4x12 cab on craigslist with 8ohm speakers, guess what, louder speaker cabinet, but the fidelity would make you want to hurl compared to the exact same parts in 16ohm.
yet to be determined, but I'd guess the 4ohm parts will sound better.
2ohm are direct replacement for your factory radio.
I bought some MM's (2ohm) and can't wait to hear them.
I have two pairs of 4 ohm speakers running off the front channel of the factory radio and it IS much louder, thin and crappy, but louder.
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