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post #2806 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Quick question for the wizkids: what would happen if you connect 8 ohm speakers to the 4 ohm output or worse, 4 ohm speakers to the 8 ohm output?

From what I understand connecting 8ohm speakers to the 4ohm output doesn't hurt but the other way around could cause damage to both the amp and the speakers?

You open an interdimensional wormhole to a land without tubes!  evil_smiley.gif

post #2807 of 10138
Wow, good looking amp....and I bet even better sounding. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2808 of 10138
Thread Starter 

The one thing I wish I could really order from Glenn is that black background his property presents. 

post #2809 of 10138
Ultra- I'm looking forward to listening to your GlennAmp and seeing your incredible soundroom. You have 3 months until I arrive. Start chilling the bubbly!
post #2810 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Ultra- I'm looking forward to listening to your GlennAmp and seeing your incredible soundroom. You have 3 months until I arrive. Start chilling the bubbly!

Maybe you could lend me your Glenn amp during that timewink.gif. Just got HD650's Friday for my birthday, am wanting to see how they are with an upper tier ampbiggrin.gif

post #2811 of 10138
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Maybe you could lend me your Glenn amp during that timewink.gif. Just got HD650's Friday for my birthday, am wanting to see how they are with an upper tier ampbiggrin.gif


That sound's like a novel idea but can you wait 3 months? Which amp are you currently using to listen to your new HD650s?

post #2812 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Maybe you could lend me your Glenn amp during that timewink.gif. Just got HD650's Friday for my birthday, am wanting to see how they are with an upper tier ampbiggrin.gif


That sound's like a novel idea but can you wait 3 months? Which amp are you currently using to listen to your new HD650s?

O2/ODAC. And yes, I canbiggrin.gif

post #2813 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Quick question for the wizkids: what would happen if you connect 8 ohm speakers to the 4 ohm output or worse, 4 ohm speakers to the 8 ohm output?

From what I understand connecting 8ohm speakers to the 4ohm output doesn't hurt but the other way around could cause damage to both the amp and the speakers?

 

Anyone?

 

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Ultra- I'm looking forward to listening to your GlennAmp and seeing your incredible soundroom. You have 3 months until I arrive. Start chilling the bubbly!

 

I'm looking forward to having you over. The good news is your guest room is right next to the listening room. Maybe you could bring over your speakers? rolleyes.gif

post #2814 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Quick question for the wizkids: what would happen if you connect 8 ohm speakers to the 4 ohm output or worse, 4 ohm speakers to the 8 ohm output?

From what I understand connecting 8ohm speakers to the 4ohm output doesn't hurt but the other way around could cause damage to both the amp and the speakers?

If you hook 8 ohm speakers to the 4 ohm output the output transformer would double the impedance to the 300B.

this would cause a loss in power and lower the distortion.  The output transformer is a ratio device so what gets

hooked up gets multiplied by the ratio.

If you went 4 ohm to 8 ohm that would increase the power and increase the distortion.

It will not cause damage to the amp of speakers

post #2815 of 10138

Ultra to be on the safe side wait for this test until Clayton comes over.

 

Let him do the test while you are out getting the booze in............very_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif

post #2816 of 10138
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Ultra to be on the safe side wait for this test until Clayton comes over.

 

Let him do the test while you are out getting the booze in............very_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif

 

There's an idea! My speakers should be 4ohm but I don't feel like opening them up and measuring them (long story). worst case scenario is I hook up 8 ohm to the 4 ohm plug.

As long as I don't damage speakers or amp, it's cool :)

 

thanks!

post #2817 of 10138

On second thoughts don't let him touch anything...............

 

Just keep him happy.

post #2818 of 10138
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

There's an idea! My speakers should be 4ohm but I don't feel like opening them up and measuring them (long story). worst case scenario is I hook up 8 ohm to the 4 ohm plug.
As long as I don't damage speakers or amp, it's cool smily_headphones1.gif

thanks!
post #2819 of 10138
You cannot damage the amp or speakers no mater how you hook them up at least not my amp.
The only thing is it might not sound as good if you hook a 4 ohm speaker to 8 or 16 ohm tap.
The worst thing you can do with a tube amp is run it turned up into no load that can arc over the output transformer.
You would be better off shorting the output that will heart nothing.
post #2820 of 10138

Glenn,

 

Have you ever tried the 812A tubes? It seems that this tube not only glows but light up the entire room?

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