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Does speaker power handling change with Impedance

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by siksniper1996, Aug 26, 2013.


  1. siksniper1996

    siksniper1996

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    I was trying to ask this question yesterday but I couldn't figure out how to word it
     
  2. Downunderwonder

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  3. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    The answer hasn't changed, it is no. Impedance and power handling are two separate issues with speakers.
     
  4. DLESSING

    DLESSING

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    Speaker impedance will affect the power the cab draws from the amp, it does not affect how much power the speaker can handle.
    Impedance is measured in Ohms, a unit of electrical resistance. A lower impedance (4 ohms) offers less resistance to the amp and allows more power (watts) to flow. None of this has any effect on how much wattage the speaker can handle before overheating/ distorting/ failing.
     
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