Hi all, wanted to ask something that's been puzzling me, and which my reviewing of series/parallel wiring info has not answered.

If I were to wire up an array of nine 4-ohm speakers to present a 4-ohm load to an amp, I could

a) wire groups of three each in series, giving me three 12-ohm groups, and then connect those three groups in parallel, bringing me back to 4 ohms...

OR

b) wire groups of three each in parallel, giving me three 1.33-ohm groups, and then connect these three groups together in series, also bringing me back to 4 ohms total.

The first method seems more intuitive to me, but I don't know why. Is there an advantage or disadvantage about either of these two connection schemes? Is there a problem with one or the other I'm unwaware of? Any direction here much appreciated...

Mexicanyellla

If I were to wire up an array of nine 4-ohm speakers to present a 4-ohm load to an amp, I could

a) wire groups of three each in series, giving me three 12-ohm groups, and then connect those three groups in parallel, bringing me back to 4 ohms...

OR

b) wire groups of three each in parallel, giving me three 1.33-ohm groups, and then connect these three groups together in series, also bringing me back to 4 ohms total.

The first method seems more intuitive to me, but I don't know why. Is there an advantage or disadvantage about either of these two connection schemes? Is there a problem with one or the other I'm unwaware of? Any direction here much appreciated...

Mexicanyellla