Use 4 or 8 ohm output on amp for 6 ohm speakers?


What will/should give me the best sound for my 6 ohm speakers? Should I use the 4 or 8 ohm posts? Tell me why too if you want to educate me/us?
Thanks and happy listening!
soundsgr8tome
What speakers? what amp? what is the nominal impedance(the low dip that the speakers may take)? I found that with 6 ohm speakers I used to own(avalons) I got much more musical sound off the high impedance tap on the amp.
tireguy's right in the sense that you need to know what the actual impedence curve is. if you have a dip into the 3 to 4ohm area the 4ohm tap is probably best. other than that, just use the tap that sounds better to you. it will differ from speaker to speaker and amp to amp.
Newbee- Lets get something straight now, once and for all, I have no sense ;)
tireguy, in the greater sense none of this stuff makes a whole lot of sense since all we do is part with our cents and sense when we participate. (sorry, i couldn't resist):-D
Yo,Tim;We already knew that--sorry,like trying to sneak a lamb chop past a wolf. Mr original poster; The ans. is in your handle. Try each tap--which ever one Sounds Great to me--that's the one to use. Just love it here when they feed me for my "sit-down" act.
Yo,Tim;We already knew that--sorry,like trying to sneak a lamb chop past a wolf. Mr original poster; The ans. is in your handle. Try each tap--which ever one Sounds Great to me--that's the one to use. Just love it here when they feed me for my "sit-down" act.
Alright, that wasn't good enough for a double post.-- Nor a single one either.
George is right (Tireguy is left and Newbee is gone ;^) - you can't damage anything by trying both of the tap options out. One should sound best with your speakers.
Thanks all for your input!
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The four ohm tap will have twice the damping factor of the eight ohm tap in a properly designed output transformer due to it's lower output impedance. In many instances the four ohm tap will yeild tighter bass response into all speaker loads, however at reduced power transfer if the speaker is an eight ohm, or higher, load. If the impedance curve of the speaker tends to peak where the in-room frequency response of the speaker dips, then the lower damping factor of the eight ohm tap will cause a peak in the frequency response of the amp causing the overall response to sound better. So, yes, try both taps.