4 ohms to 8 ohm speakers?

Could there be an avantage of running 4 ohms into an 8 ohm speaker?
If a Amplifier is taxed at 8 ohms,would switching to 4 ohms benifit and what would be the loss in freq.responce?
Running 4 ohm taps generally tightens bass performance, but can lead to a drier sound. Only by listening to both connections will you be able to determine which is preferable to you.

Also, the 8 ohm speakers likely have impedance dips well below 8 ohms, perhaps even below 4 ohms. So, using 4 ohm taps might actually be more appropriate than using 8 ohm taps.
Yes sometimes a speakers ratings is a average and could very possibly have dips very well below its 8 ohn rating use the ear to be the judge.

See this recent thread on the same topic. Bottom line is try it and use which ever sounds best. It will not hurt your amp or speakers.

Use of 4 or 8 ohm tap?
For some reason the link I provided doesn't seem to work, at least on my PC.

The thread name is "Dunlavy 4 or 8 ohms for Audio Research VT-100 amp?". You can do a search for it.
Changing from 8 to 4 ohm has certainly made a major improvement.More pronounced bass,more clarity and a more realistic sound.
I hear things that were dubbed before and now it seems there right up front where I hear them perfect now!
Thanks for the info........
Of course the tap that sounds the best to you is the one to use, but the one that sounds the loudest indicates the most efficient power transfer, and potentially lowest distortion. But this factor will be all over the map with different speaker/amp combos regardless of nominal ratings, so experimentation is the only way.
I'm starting to believe 16 ohm speaker drivers are better! The system they are used in may be 8 ohms, or even 4 ohms, based on how many are in parallel. But the real key might not be the impedance at all, but instead the NUMBER OF TURNS IN THE GAP. Mutual impedance of turns cause the motor force per ampere (BL) to go up with turn density. As thinner wire is the only way to get a higher voice coil impedance of the same winding length, you can get more turns either next to each other, or in additional layers in the same gap width/height as well. I'm doing some real-world investigations on whether or not drivers from the same family (cone, suspension, magnet, frame) sound and measure differently based on turn density. Also, your amp gets to be lazy!