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Can I use 6 ohm speakers with 8 ohm system?

Can I use 6 ohm speakers with 8 ohm system?

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Probably OK, depends on the amplifier design. You have to be careful, especially at higher volume, the lower impedance will allow too much current to flow and burn up the amplifier.

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The output of a speaker primarily depends on system design (obviously) However, perhaps you have sourced a replacement or 'upgrade' speaker for an existing system. In that case, perhaps you have an impedance mismatch. If your amplifier is designed to drive, say, an 8 ohm speaker, and you connect a speaker of 16 ohms impedance, then your sound will be softer. On the other hand, you may have connected more than one speaker to one power amplifier output. If you connected in series you add the impedances. If connect in parallel you work out the impedance using this formula:
1/Answer= 1/Speaker A impedance + 1/Speaker B impedance + 1/Speaker C impedance etc. So if you connect three speakers in parallel, each of 8 ohm impedance:
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Best Answer - Chosen by Voters An ohm is a unit of electrical resistance. You can think of it as your speaker will impede or pull 8 ohms from the amplifier that is powering it.

8 ohms is less resistance than 4ohms. So a 4 ohm speaker would require more juice than your 8 ohm.

If this is the only speaker, then that's all the resistance you have to worry about handling. If you had two of these speakers wired in parallel, then the total impedence would be up to be 4 ohms, because each speaker actually reduces the resistance in the 8 ohms + 8 ohms = 4 ohms.

You use this information to make sure your amplifier is powerful enough for the speakers. If the speakers have too much resistance, they'll fry your amp.

Here's a good sentence to help explain, but I recommend reading the article I linked in sources...

"An amplifier designed to put out 100 watts into 8 ohms will put out 200 watts into 4 ohms. Two 8 ohms speakers wired in parallel (4 ohms total) would cause the amplifer to produce 200 watts." Source(s):…

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If your planning on using a stereo system in your car or home you need to follow some rules otherwise your just wasting money. The watts of a speaker means how much power it can handle. The higher the number the more power it can handle, and usually the louder it can get without distorting. If your amp has more power or close to the wattage rating of the speaker you will blow the speaker, it can even get so hot it ignites. The amount of ohms is the electrical resistance the speaker provides. House speakers usually have 8 ohms where car speakers tend to use 4. 8 ohm stereo means your left and your right are separate channels and each speaker has 8 ohms. 8 ohms bridged means you bridge the left and right channel to increase the power output of the amp and you have to use either 1 8 ohm speaker, or 2 4ohm speakers in parallel to prevent damage to the system. Same goes for 4 ohms. If I remember correctly you want your sub(woofer) to have a wattage rating 20% higher than the amp. Remember if the speaker overheats its no good, but most amps if they overheat they just shut off until they cool off, but only if they state they have a thermal overload protection.

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You should have no problem with 8 ohm speaker with this unit as you would with the 6 ohm speakers. The 6 ohm requirement is only not to go under that value. The only consequence of hooking up higher impedance speakers(8 ohm) to this system is that you will have slightly lower volume than with lower impedance speakers(6 ohm).

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