Cabinet impedance

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  1. em07189

    em07189 Member

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    Hello!

    I have one 2x12" cab, that is measuring 6.8 ohms in the 8 ohm input, is this acceptable?

    I measuread one 16ohm celestion vintage 30 and the multimeter measures 13 ohms.
     
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    JohnH Well-Known Member

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    All good. The nominal impedances like 8 or 16 occur at frequencies around 400-500hz. At dc levels as measured by a meter, those lower values are very typical and normal
     
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    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    yea, it's normal
     
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    Is Good!
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's about what all 8 ohm speakers/cabs measure

    Now if it measured actual-8-ohms, I'd be shocked. They never do. It's always ~7 for "8 ohm", 13-14 ohm for 15/"16ohm" labelled speakers
     
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