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Installing Polk Speakers - wire in Parallel for 2 ohm load?

Hey all - I am putting in the Polk 6501s (front) and DB651s (sound bar). From what I have read, these are 4 ohm speakers, and the factory Infinity's are 2 ohm. Since I don't care about front to back fading, I was considering wiring them in Parallel to get to a 2 ohm load. I was wondering everyone's thoughts on doing that? It should effectively double the wattage on the 4 ohm back to the original factory wattage.

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The ~3dB increase from paralleling the speakers will not be very audible in a Jeep. However, the 2 ohm load will draw 1.414 times as much current from the receiver. Since you're not likely competing in an IASCA event I'd suggest just running them as 4 ohms. It will be easier on the receiver and you'll never hear the difference.
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The ~3dB increase from paralleling the speakers will not be very audible in a Jeep. However, the 2 ohm load will draw 1.414 times as much current from the receiver. Since you're not likely competing in an IASCA event I'd suggest just running them as 4 ohms. It will be easier on the receiver and you'll never hear the difference.
Agreed on the audible difference would be minimal. Especially considering the sensitivity of the stock 2ohm vs the aftermarket 4ohm. That right there would probably make up most, if not all, of the volume issues.

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