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Amp, Speaker impedance

Postby franklins_timmy » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:07 am

If you have an amp with 8 ohm impedance and you want to hook up two speakers, can both speakers be 8 ohm? The way I understand it is you want the speakers to either be 4 or 16 depending on the wiring method. But can you use 8 ohm or will that harm the amp or speakers or just sound bad?
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Re: Amp, Speaker impedance

Postby TeeJay » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:13 am

This speaker wiring explanation was helpful to me:

Page 15

http://cie-wc.edu/Series_Parallel_9_14.pdf
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Re: Amp, Speaker impedance

Postby TeeJay » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am

2 eight ohm speakers can only be wired as either series or parallel. The result is either 4 or 16 ohms.
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Re: Amp, Speaker impedance

Postby franklins_timmy » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks for all the info TeeJay, really appreciate it.
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Re: Amp, Speaker impedance

Postby TeeJay » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:18 am

No prob. As a general rule you don't want to run an amp that has a ohm mismatch. There are exceptions and some amps can tolerate it to some degree...
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