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Elliot

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16 ohm speaker 8 ohm amp - old story new question
« on: November 11, 2006, 07:54:47 PM »
In know its ok to run a 8 ohm amp into a 16 ohm speaker - the general view being that you have 'significant inefficiency' - what does that mean in practical terms regarding tone and volume?  I'll be running a 30 watt  Session (Mosfet not valve) into a 100 watt speaker.
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16 ohm speaker 8 ohm amp - old story new question
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 08:35:49 PM »
if that power is for a 8 ohms ratting you'll get something like half of it running into a 16 ohms box.
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16 ohm speaker 8 ohm amp - old story new question
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 11:22:44 PM »
Yes it will work ok - but it wont be as loud as with a similar efficiency speaker of 8 ohm value
And dont be twempted to run her full tilt all the time to compensate
Pushing the amp too hard if you do
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16 ohm speaker 8 ohm amp - old story new question
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 09:11:19 AM »
Cheers all - as I never put the volume beyond 3 (its only a mosfet practice amp and so doesn't have the 'valve like' response at loud volumes to justify winding it up) it should be ok.
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