4-ohm/8-ohm question


Old 04-23-04, 12:32 PM
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4-ohm/8-ohm question

This is really an car audio question, but thought I'd try here first. My car stereo has 8-ohm outputs. Can I hook them to 4-ohm speakers?
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Old 04-23-04, 04:52 PM
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NO you should not do that.
Old 04-23-04, 06:57 PM
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Unless your radio specifically states that it is stable at 4-ohms - don't do it.

You won't hurt the speakers, but you could fry the radio.

Good luck!
Old 04-24-04, 04:44 AM
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Thanks guys! It was what I thought too but wasnt sure. Now I know why the speakers were priced so cheap!
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The fact that the speakers are 4 ohm doesn't automatically make them any better or worse than an 8 ohm speaker. Your amp is the device that is lacking in this equation.
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