6-16 ohm amp for 4 ohm speaker cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Shipibo303, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Shipibo303


    Sep 14, 2018
    Hello guys, I'm a newbie and I don't understand the speaker impedance rules well. I wanted to ask you: My amp output impedance is 6-16 ohm and I want to feed it to speaker cabinet that consists of two 4-ohm mid speakers and one 8 ohm tweeter. Is it possible to do it without damaging the amp or speakers? And if it is, what is the best way to wire them?
    (The amp has 5 channels and 100W per channel)
    Thanks for your help!
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Welcome to TB!

    Any pics of your amp and cabs available? Pics always help your fellow TBrs think better. :thumbsup:
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    You may want to check out: Ohms FAQ
  4. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    A surround amp and speaker? That can be very risky to the speaker.
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  5. Yeah! Kind of sounds like you're playing through your home entertainment system.
    If so, that's not going to work well for you even if you do understand speaker impedance rules.
    There is a lot more going on in the design of a bass cab than meets the eye.
    If you are not planning on using a legitimate bass amp and cab (or combo) then pretty much all bets are off.
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    First of all, welcome to Talk Bass. I, for one, am not understanding your question. It would be better if you tell us what your amp is and what the speakers cabinet is also.
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  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Yeah. Those are not specs that make sense for any bass-specific gear I've ever seen.
  8. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    Not sure but I've been playing bass keyboards and guitar through studio monitors on a 5.1 system for 10 years or more. Not really a problem
    Depends on the application

    If the minimum impedance is recommended to 6 to 16 ohms. 4ohms be little low and amp could get hot.

    Use a channel for each speaker. How your running the source I don't know. Or the application. Our If there is crossovers for the mids and tweets cause the perceived load be different.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018