yet another ohms/wattage/amp question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Crockettnj, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Crockettnj


    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    Is an amps rated minimum impedance a function of

    1) by the heat generated as a result of the increased current draw or ...

    2) by the amps lack of ability to meet the current demands into the lower impedancee or ...

    3) by something else?

  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Door #2 As the impedance decreases the current draw increases. If the speaker(s) impedance is too low it will at least blow a fuse or worse fry components that can't meet the current demand.
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Both. The amp will shut down/fail from either cause.
  4. Crockettnj


    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    so theoretically an amp that is bathed in liquid nitrogen an therefore is VERY COOL could still fail due to increased current?

    Not sure why i care.

    thanks for the responses though
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