| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic 16 Ohm Speaker - 8 Ohm amplifier output
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  16 Ohm Speaker - 8 Ohm amplifier output
Barry Yasika


From:
Bethlehem, Pa.
Post  Posted 10 May 2019 3:42 am    
Reply with quote

I use to hear that a lot of jazz players would wire two 8 ohm speakers in series, making them 16-Ohms. The theory was that with more resistance the speakers loaded down the amp output more which made the speakers harder to blow or overdrive. I never tried doing that, at the time I had no real interest, the reason I'm interested now is because I have a 16 Ohm speaker and an 8 Ohm amplifier output. I want to know if hooking the 8 Ohm amp output to a 16 Ohm speaker will have any unwanted effect on my amplifier. The amp is solid state.
_________________
Emmons LeGrande II
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Bill A. Moore


From:
Silver City, New Mexico, USA
Post  Posted 10 May 2019 6:53 am    
Reply with quote

Probably lower output.
With SS amps, you need to be mindful of the minimum impedance. Higher impedance, (even open circuit), doesn't kill them like it would a tube amp.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Barry Yasika


From:
Bethlehem, Pa.
Post  Posted 10 May 2019 10:08 am     Speaker Impedence
Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill. I was hoping something like that would be the worst case scenario. Makes sense the RMS power would drop with more resistance.
_________________
Emmons LeGrande II
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum



BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron