Re: Question about home speakers in bus.
Yes. That's a good way to look at it. In electronics class teachers like to use a garden hose illustration but here's my anology which probably isn't completely accurate:
Let's say you go for a drive (the bus is the amplifier- the power output- and the terrain is your speaker). You start out on level ground at a comfortable speed (your 8 ohm pace). Here comes a hill- now you're going at 16 ohms- the bus is starting to work a little bit so to keep your energy the same you have to slow down (you're at a lower volume). You come down the hill- now you're at 4 ohms- you speed up (higher volume) because it's less work. Now it's getting steeper- 2 ohms- you're feeling a little out of control because you're starting to go faster than you're designed for (more volume). Uh-oh, here comes a cliff (1 ohm) - you can't handle it because you have flown over the side and are about to self-destruct at the bottom... It's a good thing you're in a skoolie because we all know that school buses are the safest vehicles to drive in...
So, what you should really do is get another pair of nice PolkAudio speakers and wire them in parallel to get your 4 ohm load and then everybody will be happier! Like I always tell my wife, "You can never have too many speakers!"
Daddy, can we go on a trip again??
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