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    lowering sub impedence?

    Can you do something that can lower the resistance of a sub woofer?

    I got a couple of 8 ohm subs that I want to turn into 4 ohms each.

    Is that even possible?







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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Two single voice coil 8 ohm subs? If so you can wire them together in parallel for a four ohm load.



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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by RicksI30 View Post
    Two single voice coil 8 ohm subs? If so you can wire them together in parallel for a four ohm load.
    No, I mean taking an 8 ohm sub, and doing something to it to cause it to become a 4 ohm sub.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
    No, I mean taking an 8 ohm sub, and doing something to it to cause it to become a 4 ohm sub.

    You'd have to replace the voice coil.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    has anyone ever tried to add a resistor on their speakers to get the desired impedance? did it do the trick??



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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    A resistor will not help.



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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Resistance and impedance are not the same thing. As mentioned you have to recone the speaker.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by token1er View Post
    has anyone ever tried to add a resistor on their speakers to get the desired impedance? did it do the trick??
    It would definitely drop the impedance but that resistor is going to be burning off/soaking up half of the power that you are trying to get to your speakers. You won't get anywhere unless you are trying to find an alternate way to heat your car




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Feed the sub 10,000 rms and it will read 0 after a few seconds




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imtjnotu View Post
    Feed the sub 10,000 rms and it will read 0 after a few seconds
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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by token1er View Post
    has anyone ever tried to add a resistor on their speakers to get the desired impedance? did it do the trick??
    First, shouldn't adding resistance increase (not decrease) the nominal impedance? Second, I believe this has already been discussed on some forum in the past. The resistor you need will not be cheap, which kind of erases the benefits.

    Personally, I would trade/sell the subwoofer for another one with 4ohm impedance, run the 8ohm subwoofer as is (after all, you just lose -3dB at peak), or add a second identical subwoofer, wire in parallel for 4ohm impedance.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    The short answer is NO. If you're asking and it's 8 ohm, I'm betting the sub isn't worth the cost of a recone.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    First, shouldn't adding resistance increase (not decrease) the nominal impedance? Second, I believe this has already been discussed on some forum in the past. The resistor you need will not be cheap, which kind of erases the benefits.
    It would depend on how you added the resistor. If you wired it in series with the sub the impedance will go up. If you were to wire it in parallel with the sub your impedance would drop. You are correct about the resistor being pricey and you would never gain anything out of it. It is a terrible idea any way you slice it.




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwvinky View Post
    You'd have to replace the voice coil.
    Not bad for a first post..... Lol




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    Re: lowering sub impedence?

    Quote Originally Posted by token1er View Post
    has anyone ever tried to add a resistor on their speakers to get the desired impedance? did it do the trick??
    hey guys, thanks for answering this question. been wanting to have that answered since high school



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