View Full Version : Dual speaker set up

07-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Hi all and welcome to my first thread (woot!)...anyway i have just finished the wiring on my first igniter board and was wondering if and how i could use both a premium and a 2W bass speaker for a dual speaker set up?.Is it possible and as simple as just wiring them both up in parrallel or is there more to it?

07-21-2012, 04:57 PM
I would check with Naigon as the manual doesn't list what impedance it is capable of handling. You have to be careful with paralleling drivers as you will increase the load on the audio amp. Be mindful of the impedance of speakers you are using. To minimize the risk of overloading the amp using 4ohm drivers in serial would give a 8ohm load on the amp.

If you serial 2 8ohm drivers you will give a 16ohm load on the amp which won't hurt it, but will drastically reduce output of the speakers making the whole setup pointless. If you parallel our 8ohm speakers you will give a 4ohm load to the amp which will double the power output. As long as the amp can handle it this will give the most power to your speakers.

I'm curious to see what Naigon says as I have an R2 myself.


07-21-2012, 05:00 PM
Yeah I was thinking it over last night and I will shoot an email to naigon and let you know what he says

Arryck Corso
07-21-2012, 06:14 PM
I'm intersted to hear about whatever you find out too.

I've read through the manual and there aren't any specifics or ratings as far as speakers are concerned. Please share whatever you find out.

07-21-2012, 08:18 PM
Just got word from Naigon...

4-8 ohms work fine, so 2 8ohm in parallel would be okay. 2 4 ohm in parallel would be bad :)

07-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Cool.I would say my email will get the same reply. Now to go and get the speakers

07-22-2012, 12:27 AM
Without actually looking( I'm at work) both the 2w bass and the premium speakers from tcss are 8 ohm. So I should be able to parallel them to the igniter board.i will test it out tonight when I get home

Darth Ryo
07-22-2012, 01:11 PM
I concur as well :)
I also showed a diagram to Naigon a week ago with 2 speakers (premium) in parallel and it was fine.

07-22-2012, 05:49 PM
ok so i tried it out. i used a premium and a 2w bass speaker in parrallel....not much difference other than a little clarity between the bass and the mid ranges and i mean only a little. i was thinking of placing the bass speaker in the pommel facing outward and mounting the premium speaker in the middle facing blade with sound holes in the ribbed section i will be using that way i think i will get the bass and the mid ranges from two distinctly different directions... i am still waiting for my body parts (hopefully next monday) so it is all just a theory atm

Lord Dottore Matto
07-24-2012, 08:43 PM
Since nobody with any longevity has chimed in here, I will. Especially since I see a lot of wheel spinning. The key to excellent sound is good resonance. If you use two speakers in the same hilt, you will impede sound waves through interference. You will actually decrease sound quality. Think about what happens to two sign waves as they strike each other, out of phase. Also remember that sound waves do not travel uni-directionally. They travel in BOTH directions from the speaker (indeed how resonance works). BTW, this has been tried many times and there are at least two other threads around here somewhere that I can think of that show good examples.

07-24-2012, 11:19 PM
I understand how sound works, I've been a musician for 20 odd years now. All I wanted to know was how to go about it with the sound board I have so I could experiment for myself. I have read through the other threads on dual and reverse set ups but I need to see the results first hand because that's how I learn best.I figure it's better to ask first before I destroy $ 200 worth of board

Arryck Corso
07-25-2012, 07:18 AM
Here's the link to the thread that LDM mentions for anyone else following this thread. I hadn't previously read it myself.


Essentially, resonance is the biggest key to good sound. And even though mounting the speaker in the pommel has become the standarad and does produce good results, it may not yield the best results. It may be worth while to experiment with one really good speaker and its placement based on design and space allowance.

Darth Ryo
07-25-2012, 12:54 PM
Yeah, I remember this thread, interesting read indeed.
Good idea to post it here again, thanks.