5 watt tube Amp has 2 8ohms outputs and I have 2 1x16ohm speakers. Can I connect them together?



Asked by: Kurt Gallner

Can you connect 16 ohm speakers 8 ohm amp?





High Mismatch. If you connect a 16 ohm speaker to your 8 ohm output transformer the impedance as seen by the power tube plate increases and plate current decreases which can lengthen the lifespan of your power tubes, especially in Class A amps.

How many watts is a 6 ohm speaker?

Simply type in the power rating of your amplifier and the specified impedance (ohms) – Eg, 80 watts @ 6 Ω.

Can I run 8 ohm and 4 ohm speakers together?

You can mix 4-ohm and 8-ohm speakers just fine, provided the unit is 4-ohm capable and you don’t wire speakers in parallel or use both A/B speakers.

Should speakers have more watts than amp?

As a very vague rule of thumb, we normally recommend around twice as much amplifier power as speaker’s power rating. For example, if a speaker is rated at 200 watts, we’d use a 400 watt amp. Again, the idea is to have enough clean power to handle whatever you throw at the amp without clipping.
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Can I hook up 8 ohm speakers to a 4 ohm amplifier?





4 ohm receiver with 8 ohm speakers is ok, whatever the the watts per channel for a 4 ohm speaker will be around half for a 8 ohm speaker. the 3 ohm center might cause an issue as it will overdrive that channel, the lower resistance of the speaker will allow the amp to push more wattage on that channel.

What is the difference between 8ohm and 16ohm speakers?

The physical differences between an 8-ohm and a 16-ohm speaker of the same type generally come down to voice-coil wire size and the number of voice-coil wire turns in the magnetic gap. When a speaker is manufactured, different wire is used for winding the voice coil based on the desired speaker impedance.

Can I connect 6 ohm speakers?

Yes, you should not have any issues intermixing speakers rated 6 ohm and 8 ohm. You only get into trouble with wide variations, like 4 ohm and 16 ohm intermixing. Generally, the ohm rating on a speaker describes it’s efficiency, in other words, how much power it takes from an amp to power the speaker.

Can you mix different ohm speakers?

While you can connect a mix of speakers with different ohm ratings, the best sound quality will come from equally rated speakers connected in pairs, such as two 8-ohm speakers connected to Speaker A on the amp or receiver and two 4-ohm speakers hooked up to Speaker B.

Can you connect 6 ohm speakers 4 ohm amp?

YES, you can use but wattage rating of both speaker will be same or wattage of 6 Ohm speaker must be more than that of 4 Ohm speaker.



What happens if your amp is too powerful for speakers?

An amplifier can be too powerful for speakers when it puts out a lot more wattage than your speaker can take. Speakers should not be driven way beyond their limits, or they can get damaged. Cranking up a far less powerful amp is also not good as it will result in clipping, which distorts the sound.

What happens if your speakers are more powerful than your amp?

If you push it too hard, you can overdrive your amp and cause it to deliver the amount of power that is higher than its actual power rating, which leads to clipping, which could damage your speakers and your amplifier.

What happens if amp is not powerful enough for speakers?

If you don’t have a powerful enough amplifier to reach the volume levels you want, you can damage the speakers by feeding them too much high-frequency energy by driving the amplifier into clipping. It’s the extra power in these harmonics that damages speakers.



Can I use an 8 ohm speaker with a 2 ohm amp?

Even if an amp is a 2 ohm only amp, it will drive 8 ohm speakers safely at less power.

How do you match speakers to an amplifier?

And so that brings me to the second rule of thumb match your speaker's ohms to the ohms that your amp can handle now amps are generally designed to work with 4 8 and 16 ohm speakers.

How do I connect 2/8 ohm speakers to a 4 ohm amp?

Therefore, make the connection to your amplifier by plugging the first cabinet (that has the second plugged into its Parallel Output) into the 4 Ohm speaker output of your amplifier. This connection would be equivalent to plugging each 8 Ohm cabinet into two of an amplifier’s 4 Ohm speaker outputs.

Can you run 2 speakers off 1 channel?

There are only really two ways to connect 2 speakers to one amplifier – either in parallel or series. If each speaker has an impedance of 8 ohms or more, then you can generally connect them in parallel. If each speaker has an impedance below 8 ohms, you should wire them in series.



How many Ohms is 2 4 ohm speakers parallel?

If all speakers have the same impedance, the total impedance is the impedance of a single speaker divided by the total number of speakers. If you have two 4 ohm speakers connected in parallel, the total impedance is 4/2 or 2 ohms.

How many speakers can a 4 channel amp power?

Most external amplifiers can power more than one speaker per channel. For example, a 4 channel amplifier may be able to power up to 8 speakers. In fact, if you wire it correctly, you will be able to pull up to twice as much power out of the amp.

Can I connect 6 speakers to a 4 channel amp?

You can wire up 6 speakers to 4 channel amp either in series or parallel. These two have their advantages, and that’s up to your choice. If you have 4-ohm speakers that audio buffs purchase mostly. You can see the load capacity on your amplifier’s head unit.

How many speakers can you connect to an amplifier?

Most amplifiers can cope with a load of two speakers. Similar to a passenger on a small motor bike: add another passenger and the load the bike needs to carry is doubled, but most bikes will cope with two passengers. However adding more than two speakers will normally overload the amplifier.