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can i do this to my speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by tophellcat, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. tophellcat

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    right now, i have a pair of speakers that are rated at 6.3 ohms and i was wonderin if there was a way to make it so that it is rated at 8 ohms. can anyone help me out?
     
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    Impossible without replacing the drivers and the crossover.
     
  3. tophellcat

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    what do you mean drivers and crossovers? and how would changing those make it possible then
     
  4. John7

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    Why do you need 8 Ohms?

    Most amps should be Ok with these?

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  5. tophellcat

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    well, i have an older amp that has 2 sets of channels. the first is the "A" set of channels and it can only withstand 6.3 ohms by itself and the "B" set of channels can withstand 8 ohms. That is only if i am using one at a time. but, if i us both sets of channels on it at the same time, it can withstand 8ohms. and i learner in electricity class that if i were to take a 3 ohm resistor and put it in a series with a 4 ohm resistor, that you would just add them together and you have total restistance. and as i said before, i don't know if my ampliphier can handle a pair of 6.3 ohms and 8 ohms speakers when usin both sets of channels at once. that is why i wanna change the resistance of the speakers
     
  6. Londondecca

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    The difference in 2 Ohms should not interfere with the running of the speakers. I have never heard of an amp with such a specific limit of 6.3 Ohms.

    I would say that unless you are running some very esoteric gear, I would not worry about these figures
     
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    The speakers will vary in impedance when in use anyway 6.3ohms and 8ohms will be nominal impedance.A resistor will not work with speakers the way your thinking ,funkmonkey as the only answer the crossover and driver are like a tuned circuit.
     

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