6 ohms vs 4 ohms Tags: Pro Audio Speakers Audio Last response: February 21, 2010 6:54 PM in Home Audio Share jcvadillo February 10, 2010 7:28:55 PM Hello, I hope somebody help me with this question, I have the option to plug my speakers to 6 or 4 ohms which is better?, why? if i chose to use 6 or 4 the sound would be better? More about : ohms ohms Anonymous February 11, 2010 11:17:57 AM You have not made it clear which equipment you are connecting to and that is important. I will presume some kind of amplifier: You should try to match the impedance of the speakers. Most are 8 ohms and it is safe to connect 8 to either 6 or 4. You will get slightly more volume by connecting to 6. m 0 l MEgamer February 11, 2010 8:32:41 PM if the amps were all the same make, and the speakers that were to be tested on 6ohms and 4ohms are the same. then theres not difference in sound quality just volume, yet heating might be a bit higher for the lower ohms amp. m 0 l Related resources 6 ohms vs 4 ohms - Forum 4 ohms speakers to 6 ohms receiver ? - Forum a pair of ev s-200s either side running at 4 ohms. what size power amp should i use? - Forum Shoud i set my amp at 6 ohms or 8 ohms for front speakers? - Forum Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 80 ohms vs ATH-M50 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jcvadillo February 21, 2010 4:34:11 PM It is an Onkyo amplifier conected to a set of Polk Audio Speakers m 0 l jcvadillo February 21, 2010 4:34:29 PM thanks. m 0 l astrallite February 21, 2010 6:54:08 PM I have no idea what Polks you own but the LSi series presents a slightly higher load than most loudspeakers. That said, if you listen at responsible audio levels it won't really matter. Neither will sound better. But the 4 ohms setting will have a lower passive power draw from the wall because it lowers the input voltage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Public address amplifier circuit to drive 30 speakers 4-8 ohms 50-100watts each Forum 8 ohms amp with 4 ohm ative monitor speakers Forum bsr rx-300 receiver rated 8-16 ohms and i want to connect mtx 4 ohm speakers Forum Wire 3 8 ohm speakers for 4 ohms Forum Runnin 8 ohms with 4 ohms HELP! Forum Sherwood receiver to 4 ohms Forum * ohms reciever pushing 400 watts per chanel into a 4 ohm speaker Forum Any problem with 8 ohms amp runs 4ohms speakers Forum TECH: Robotron speaker... 4 or 8 ohms? Forum HELPPPP!!!!!!!!! 4 OHM into 6 OHM car?? Forum SolvedOhms (Ω) (speakers and amp) Forum SolvedI have four 16 ohm speakers and I'd like to find diagrams showing how to wire them in either four, eight, or 16 ohms. Forum SolvedWork out the OHMS of your Sub woofer? Forum Solved6ohm and 8ohm??? Forum I have four 16 ohm speakers and I'd like to find diagrams showing how to wire them in either four, eight, or 16 ohms. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !