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Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by GuitarVman, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. GuitarVman

    GuitarVman Guest

    Novice question...

    What would happen to a reciever that is rated for 8 ohm speakers if you connect 4 ohm speakers to it? Is it a bad thing?

  2. Bamse

    Bamse Guest

    a reflected signal ?

  3. The worst-case would be that the amplifier burnt out. Next-worse: a
    protection circuit kicked in and turned the sound off. Probably it
    would function normally, maybe even play a little louder if there was
    current to spare in the main amplifier. If the amp. was designed to a
    price, maybe it would run out of power and give weak or distorted
  4. GuitarVman

    GuitarVman Guest

    So stick to the correct ohms for the reciever...

    Thanks for the input.
  5. hydrogen18

    hydrogen18 Guest

    shouldnt two 4 ohm speakers in series give an 8 ohm load?
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