Can I use a 6ohm speaker on a 8 ohm amp

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I have I pro audio subwoofer with 8 ohm amp of 500 watt. I want to replace the driver with a 6 ohm.
Can the amp handle the 6 ohm driver ?
 

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If you measure across an 8ohm speaker with a DC ohmmeter it will usually measure ~6ohms.

The 8ohm rating is for dynamic impedance, so under AC.


A real 6ohm driver will pull more current from the amp at any volume setting, so if you really crank it up the amp could overheat and shut down.
 

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If you measure across an 8ohm speaker with a DC ohmmeter it will usually measure ~6ohms.

The 8ohm rating is for dynamic impedance, so under AC.


A real 6ohm driver will pull more current from the amp at any volume setting, so if you really crank it up the amp could overheat and shut down.
 
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