Same speakers but different ohms

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Rosewood, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Rosewood

    Rosewood Member

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    Imagine yourself (please, I'm begging you) with two identical amps and two identical speakers but one speaker is 8 ohms and the other 16. The 8 ohm is on the 8 ohm tap and the 16 on the 16. Will there be any difference in volume or tone between the two or in the life span? Thanks for playing.
     
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    Not sure about the speaker but a few of my amps sound brighter (in a good way) on the 16 ohm setting and proggressively duller on the 8 ,4 ohm settings. So much so that I prefer to only run them at 16 ohms. Bob
     
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    I'd agree with Adam. In fact, on my stereo keyboard amp, I run two speakers on the same O/T. So far, no problems..

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    You would think there would be a slight difference even when matched to the O/T but maybe not, or not enough to matter.
     
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    If they are matched, then there should be no difference in tone, or volume. Unmatched has different issues.
     

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