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ccvogel 7th April 2006 03:41 AM

16 Ohm speakers with Pass Aleph 3/30?
 
I am building a two-way loudspeaker system with an active crossover; hence, the drivers will be directly coupled to the amp. The drivers are both 16-Ohm. Can an Aleph 3 and/or an Aleph 30 handle a 16-Ohm load? What are the consequences relative to the more conventional 8-Ohm load?

Thanks for your help,
ccvogel

mpmarino 7th April 2006 04:21 AM

My first thoughts are:
1) an obvious ~50% reduction in power.
2) The option to bias it lower/ = less heat
3) The option to use less output devices (??)

I'm thinking maybe an aleph 5 biased down and with less output devices may be better??(in other words, a higher voltage a30 with low bias??) Please note the question marks, others will most likely have a better answer.

regards


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