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8 ohm speakers the best choice for Decware amps?
04/15/20 at 23:37:00
 
Despite the high/low switch on my Decware amps, would 8 ohm speakers be a better overall match than 4 ohm? I've just recently learned that tube amps typically work best with 8-16 ohm speakers, and was wondering if this is also true for Decware. That is, just because my Decware can be paired with 4 ohm speakers, would it sound and perform better with 8?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Re: 8 ohm speakers the best choice for Decware amps?
Reply #1 - 04/16/20 at 05:47:43
 
I thought I remember reading somewhere that Decware amps (especially the Zen 2watt'r) work really well with low impedance loads.

On the other hand, I also remember reading a review of Tone Audio about some Zu Audio speakers (maybe Soul Superflys) which have a higher impedance of around 16 ohms and Steve sent Tone the the 2 watt Zen to test the Zu's with and despite the amp/speaker specs difference it handled them outstandingly well.
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Reply #2 - 04/18/20 at 01:26:27
 
Thanks for the reply beowlf -- good to know. I've been looking at different speakers and wanted to make sure I had a handle on this impedance issue before making any decisions.

If anyone has additional insight I'd appreciate the opportunity to learn more.
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Reply #3 - 04/18/20 at 20:58:05
 
Decware UFO amps now have switches (hi/low) to match speaker impedance.
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Reply #4 - 04/19/20 at 19:39:03
 
I'm interested in this also. I have a pair of Spatial M3 Turbo S speakers that are supposed to be around 4 ohms and I was wondering if a Torii or Torii Jr would play nice with them.
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Re: 8 ohm speakers the best choice for Decware amps?
Reply #5 - 04/21/20 at 12:49:29
 
I run my Torii MK4 with 4ohm Amphions and it works wonderfully.
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Reply #6 - 05/21/20 at 13:58:58
 
The perfect speakers, often, our choice of amplifier is something of an afterthought.
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Reply #7 - 05/22/20 at 04:19:57
 
I ran my Torii Mk IV with 16 ohm Zu Druid Vs, and it sounded great. I bought the shunting resistors to bring the impedance down to 8 ohms, but I liked them better at 16. There's no right or wrong answer; it's whatever sounds best.

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Reply #8 - 05/23/20 at 05:50:58
 
The ideal speakers, regularly, our decision of intensifier is something of a bit of hindsight.
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Reply #10 - 07/25/20 at 14:55:34
 
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Reply #11 - 07/25/20 at 14:57:04
 
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Reply #12 - 07/25/20 at 16:47:47
 
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Reply #13 - 07/25/20 at 19:52:56
 
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