4 ohm speakers, 8 ohm reciever

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  1. Bugalu

    Bugalu OT Supporter

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    i accidently bought a 4 ohm woofer to go with my 8 ohm mids and high speakers on a system im building.

    Im not planing on pounding the system.

    Is their a resistor I can put in line, or across the terminals to create an 8 ohm load?

    80 watts max is all the system will be pushing.
     
  2. GammaRadiation

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    You will ned 40W + of heat dissipating capacity if you want to use that resistor. Also, the woofer will not increase in volume equally with the rest of the system because it will be at a half power handicap. It is over all a waste of power and a poorly fit band-aid on an easily fixed problem.

    Best go back and get an 8ohm driver. :)
     
  3. P07r0457

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    I agree. If you properly matched the original speakers for a 8ohm driver, then any solution other than exchanging for the proper driver will result in a lack of balance.
     
  4. Bugalu

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    turns out the amp was rated at a 6 ohm load. after sodering it all together it works great!
     

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