i'm thinking of some subs BUT my powered mixer is 4 ohms per side and my speakers are also 4 ohms so would connecting subs blow it all up ?????
i'm told subs WITH a crossover will NOT change the ohmage..is that the case?
am NOT looking to do anything more than just add subs at the mo
Its true that if your main speakers are rated at 4 ohms and you add 4 ohm subs to them the total load will become 2 ohms (in parallel wiring 4+4=2 or 8+8=4).
When you mention crossover you must be reffering to a passive crossover, if so the impedence or "ohms" are not effected by it and will not change the total ohms.
It would be nice if you could find a used 200 watt (or higher) per channel power amp and electronic crossover for cheap...I mean this way you're not only sending less lows to your main speakers (they can play louder and cleaner if they don't have to do deep lows) but you can seperately adjust the amount of lows going to the subs without effecting the main speakers.
...a simple used power amp -typically $200
...a simple electronic crossover -a cheap Behringer stereo 2-way for around $100