Can you run a 4 ohm speaker at 8 ohms?
Four-ohm speakers are another story, they can place higher demands on 6- or 8-ohm rated receivers and amps’ power reserves, but even those receivers/amps won’t run into trouble with 4-ohm speakers, as long as you’re not playing music or movies at a very loud volume.
How do you wire a 4 ohm speaker to 8 ohm?
So how do you wire a 4 ohm speaker to 8 ohm? If all your speakers have common impedance, just divide the common impedance by the total number of speakers you have. This will give you the net impedance. For example: Four 8 ohm speakers wired in parallel will have a net impedance of 2 ohms.
Can I replace a 4 ohm speaker with a 8 ohm speaker?
You can run a 4 ohm amp through an 8 ohm speaker, but it will have less volume. If you run an 8 ohm amp through a 4 ohm speaker, then bad stuff will happen. I run a 4 ohm randall head through an 8 ohm cab all the time. if the speaker has a higher impedance (measure in ohms) then you can put it in.
Can I hook up 8 ohm speakers to a 4 ohm car amplifier?
The short answer to whether 8-ohm speakers can be hooked up to a 4-ohm amplifier, is yes, by wiring the speakers in parallel to the amp but with some caveats.