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A question of impedance? Answered

Say i have an amplifier that takes a load of 8 ohms on each channel. Would it be ok to exceed the 8 ohms?

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Re-design
Re-design

Best Answer 10 years ago

It won't hurt to go up to maybe 10 or down to 6. Some amps would be fine using 4 or 16 so it all depends on the amp. Is it tube or transistor?

If you don't run much power you stand less chance of hurting it.

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liquidknee
liquidknee

Answer 10 years ago

Transistor. I wish it was tube haha. I have a sony speaker system with 10 ohms.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

USUALLY, but not always, transistor amps just shut down if the wrong speakers are connected. Tube amps don't shut down and they end up burning out the audio transformer at the very minimum.

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liquidknee
liquidknee

Answer 10 years ago

But i do love tubes :D lol thanks man

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

Me too!

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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

You mention you've got a 10 ohm speaker? Yeah, it'll work fine.