macb363

05-19-2004, 10:28 AM

Hi there, everyone. I have a McIntosh 2200 amp arriving soon. I would like to connect two pairs of speakers to this amp in parallel, at least temporarily. One pair is 4 ohms and the other 8 ohms.

The 2200 has the autoformer, so there's separate connections for each set of impedances - 1, 2, 4, 8 - and you get 200 watts per side regardless of the impedance.

Should I connect one pair of speakers to the 8 ohm terminals and the other to the 4, or should I connect everything to just one set of terminals, like the 2 ohm set (the combined impedance is 2.6, correct?)

Please help me out. Thanks.

The 2200 has the autoformer, so there's separate connections for each set of impedances - 1, 2, 4, 8 - and you get 200 watts per side regardless of the impedance.

Should I connect one pair of speakers to the 8 ohm terminals and the other to the 4, or should I connect everything to just one set of terminals, like the 2 ohm set (the combined impedance is 2.6, correct?)

Please help me out. Thanks.