4-ohm speakers on 8-ohm stereo
by kbuikmvaj - 7/17/13 9:05 PM
I have a Sony stereo that's over 10 years old so it's rated for 8-to-16-ohm speakers. I use just 2 speakers and they're kind of sorry. I was just given some new speakers from a htib that are 4-ohm and I'd like to replace my current speakers with two of these. From looking around, it seems that connecting those speakers to my stereo might blow something (not sure what) so I was wondering if I can solder 4-ohm resistors into the speaker wires (in series with the speaker) and correct the mismatch. I don't really know what the stated impedance refers to, so I don't know if this is brilliant or stupid but I'm sure someone will tell me.