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|6/29/2003 11:18 PM|
|kluson guy||How do I determine an amps min speaker requirement?|
I have a Garnet Revelution amp that I would like to know the minimum speaker load it can handle. Since it is a bit of an oddball amp there are no sure schematics to answer my question.
The amp has a 16ohm speaker in it at the moment but I would like to pop a 8 ohm Celestion in. I don't want to blow the OT, is there a way to figure this out?
Any links or help appreciated. Thanks!
|6/30/2003 10:54 AM|
|Stefaan Van Slycken
a smaller impedance speaker won't damage your amp. Also, a 100% impedance mismatch is still accepatble...
|6/30/2003 12:57 PM|
|Chris ( CMW amps )
"a smaller impedance speaker won't damage your amp"
not completely true
You're right about the 100% mismatch ( also depends on the used OT ) but most ss-amps can't handle lower impedance loads and connecting a 4 ohms load to a 16 ohms output will damage most (tube)amps .
|6/30/2003 7:14 PM|
The Garnet is a 2-6L6 style amp. So, running a 8 ohm load from a 16 ohm OT would be safe & fine.
Just for my information, if I can identify the transformer will I be able to determine the correct output?
|7/1/2003 6:44 AM|
I"m not sure, but I think most Garnet stuff is 8 ohm.
Thats what I run mine at anyway
|7/2/2003 7:09 AM|
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