4 ohm or 8 ohm taps ?

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4 ohm or 8 ohm taps ?

Postby IGGY » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:32 pm

Hello All (banana)

My EICLONE can be configured for 4,8 and 16 ohm load. My speakers are rated 6 ohm.
Which taps should I be using and why ?

Thanks,
Iggy
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Re: 4 ohm or 8 ohm taps ?

Postby Geek » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi,

Difference from a tube load standpoint is the 8 ohm tap = more power while the 4 ohm tap will be lower THD.

The difference isn't so great that you risk instability either way.

I'd try both and use whuch sounds best to your ears.

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Re: 4 ohm or 8 ohm taps ?

Postby IGGY » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:26 am

Hi Geek ;)
Thanks ! may be better if custom output transformer for 6 ohm load.
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