Can you convert a 32 ohms speaker into a 16 ohm?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by reel big bassist, Aug 9, 2000.

  1. reel big bassist

    reel big bassist

    Mar 27, 2000
    I went to rewire my 4x10 cabinet, to bring
    the impedence from 8 ohms to 4 ohms.
    I assumed each of my speakers was 16 ohms.
    Big Suprise! They were 32 ohms, man am I

    Is their any way I can make a 32 ohm speaker
    a 16 ohms speaker. I relize this is probably
    improbible. So I would appreciate some
    suggestions for replacement speakers.

    Greg P
  2. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    There is nothing you can do to change the impedance of a speaker. It is what it is.

    I must say that 32 ohm speakers are pretty rare. 16 ohm bass speakers are pretty rare too. If I wanted a 4 ohm, 4 x 10 enclosure, I would get 4 ohm speakers and wire them series/parallel. That would give you 4 ohms total.
  3. You got a Fender cabinet? Fender used (4) 32 ohm 10's in Bassman 4-10 combos, so they could wire them all parallel and get 8 ohms. Man, sell the 32 ohmers and buy what you want. Somebody probably wants them crazy thangs! I would if I had any money. :D

    The only way to change the impedance is to recone and change voice coils. Probably not worth that much trouble.