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hcsunshine
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emotiva UPA 1 question

i have some emotiva UPA 1 amps and i notice there's room to hook up two speakers on each one. is there a maximum ohm load these can handle? is it wise to hook up two speakers to an emotiva UPA 1 amp? why is there two sets of binding posts here? i think one of my speakers has a 6 ohm rating and my other kind of speaker has an 8 ohm rating for a total of 14 ohms if these were hooked up to one amp.(i have an extra pair of speakers laying around and wondered if i could hook them up to these amps along with my main speakers) thanks, john

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The double sets of binding posts on the Emotiva UPA-1 is

to facilitate biwiring, not necessarily two pairs of speakers. However, the UPA-1s can handle a 4 Ohm load, so connect your selected loudspeakers accordingly.

A pair of 6 Ohm speakers and a pair of 8 Ohm speakers connected to the two pairs of binding posts on the UPA-1 (parallel) would result in an impedance of 3.4286, not 14 Ohms. Not advised.

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hey thanks

hey thanks, that helps alot. although my gut instinct was not to hook up these two speakers to the one UPA 1. thanks again jackfish, best regards.

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