Can and how do I daisy chain these speakers together? It is a question we get more times than you would think!
Here is a quick guide for connecting PASSIVE speakers together. Most Seismic Audio Speaker Cabinets have two jacks on them. One jack is used for connecting the speaker to the amplifier and the other can be used to connect a second speaker off of the first. This process is commonly referred to as “daisy-chaining”. Simply taking one cable and connecting your passive speaker(SA-15T) to the amp, then taking another cable to power your second passive speaker(SA-15T).
When you daisy chain speakers, this is what happens:
If you connect two 8 ohm cabinets together, it cuts the ohm load in half. Therefore, two 8 ohm cabinets hooked together will give you a 4 ohm load. If you connect four 8 ohm cabinets together, it will result in a total of a 2 ohm load.
Please NOTE that it is not recommended to daisy chain two cabinets with different ohm loads. EXAMPLE: Do not connect a 4 ohm cabinet with an 8 ohm cabinet. It will result in an uneven power distribution between the two cabinets.
Be sure to check the minimum impedance rating of your amplifier before daisy chaining your speakers. Dropping below the recommended ohm load on your amplifier can result in a lot of damage to the amp and or the speakers.
This is a simple guide to daisy chaining your PASSIVE speakers. As always, if you have any questions concerning the correct configuration of your system, please call the Seismic Audio Techs and we will be happy to talk you through it!