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4 ohm vs. 8 ohm

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by DecaturTide, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Feb 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    DecaturTide

    DecaturTide [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My new head unit supports 4-ohm to 8-ohm. I've replaced the old front speakers that were 4-ohm with newer Pioneer 4-ohm 50 watt rms speakers. They sound great. Got new 4-ohm 100 watt rms Kickers for the rear speakers. I just removed the old rear speakers and they were 8-ohm 20 watt speakers. Are the new 4-ohm speakers going to sound better and are they going to get more power?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    yes. They will sound better.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    They will likely sound better just because they are new and not stock crap.

    But there is no sound quality difference between 4 and 8ohm speakers. That's simply the impedance of the voice coil. In fact, some manufacturers make the same speaker in both 4 and 8ohm impedances.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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    pcabinatan

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    they are going to get more power...ideally power doubles as you halve impedance...
    Efficency is just better at higher ohm loads
     
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