8ohms wire to 4ohms?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by al lout, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a receiver that supports both 4ohms and 8ohms speakers. My 5.0 speakers are 8ohms now. Is it possible to rewire them all into 4ohms? If so, what are the advantages/disadvantages? Thanks...

    Al,
     
  2. GrahamT

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    Nope, no way to change the impedance of the speakers without basically making new ones (new drivers and crossover). The advantage of having 8 ohm speakers is that the amp will produce less distortion, disadvantage is less power.
     
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    Actually, there is a way to do this. Obtain a duplicate set of 5 speakers and place each one next to its mate, then wire them in parallel. But its a bad idea.
     

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