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mossen 23rd April 2012 07:57 PM

Newb power/speaker questions
Let's say you have an amp, and it delivers 50W into 4 ohm speakers. What would happen if you hooked up 8 ohm speakers to it? It would deliver about 25W, correct? So, less volume? What else? Will it run hotter/cooler?

What if you had a amp designed for 8 ohm speakers and you hooked up 4 ohm speakers to it? Could it potentially overheat since its delivering more power?

All else being equal, are low-impedance speakers generally better?


lduarte1973 23rd April 2012 08:03 PM

the amp will be cooler at with higher impedance (8ohm) since the load for the amp is easyer , with lower impedance (4 ohm) output distortion and heat will be higher

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