8 vs. 6 vs. 4 ohm and amp output

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  1. Grahame

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    A high percentage of the rated output levels for amps are at 4 and 8 ohms. I understand that this is done in order to show the how well the output wattage doubles when an 8 ohm load changes to 4. But where does this leave people with 6 ohm speakers (such as myself)? Is is safe to say that all amps can successfully output wattage to 6 ohm speakers at roughly 1/2 of the difference between 8 and 4? For example, an amp with [email protected] 8 ohms and [email protected] 4 ohms = approx [email protected] 6 ohms.
     
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    Yes!!
     
  3. Jeff Mills

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    Just be sure your amp/receiver can handle a 6 ohm load. If its rated as low as 4 ohms, your good to go
     

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