Measuring speaker resistance

my speaker is bad, so I’m going to upgrade. There is no resistance rating printed or written on the Chinese speaker that’s in there. So I got out the old multimeter and tested it. Set to 200 it was reading 5.6 ohms. Now there is a loose terminal on the speaker that makes a poor connection, so this reading may be a bit off, and pushing on it gently with the probe to make better contact had the meter jumping between 5.6-6.8

Just to be sure before I spend money on the wrong thing, this should indicate I need an 8 ohm speaker, correct?


Supporting Member
~6 is the typical DC resistance of a speaker that is a nominal 8 ohm impedance. Remember you are measuring DC resistance not impedance.