Evening... Let's say I wanted to hook up a pair of 8-ohm (400W peak/200W RMS) speakers to a 2 channel amp (it's a Phonic Powerpod 740) that delivers: 145W per channel at 8-ohm 220W per channel at 4-ohm 440W bridged at 4-ohm If I were to put the speakers in parallel on the bridge, are there any drawbacks? The amp will be OK running at 4-ohm, however it may be in a relatively warm place. But it won't be cranked, so I doubt it'll burn. The very same amp has been pushing two smaller (300W) cabs at 145W each and is plenty loud enough. However with the larger (400W) speakers the volume is of course different. Can't remember if they're louder at the same settings. (I assume the sensitivity is different). What do you reckon is the best? BTW: it's used for a little bit of vocal amplification, but mostly for music/sound effects. Easy 2-hour theatrical job. There's one alternative, which is to hook both up in parallel on a 500W (4-ohm) amp, and run a cable the full length of the hall. But I'd rather not. ---- Also, phantom power won't fry a passive DI box, will it? I don't think so but I'd rather not chance it.