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Is there a way to reduce impedance of speakers?

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anm

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Maybe this thread belongs to speakers than amps. But I think it equally belongs here too.
Suppose my amp is rated for 4 or even 2 ohms, and power doubles if I half the impedance. Now to feed more powers to the speakers, is there a way to reduce the impedance seen by amp, so it pumps in more power into the speakers?
Has anyone tried this?

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Maybe this thread belongs to speakers than amps. But I think it equally belongs here too.
Suppose my amp is rated for 4 or even 2 ohms, and power doubles if I half the impedance. Now to feed more powers to the speakers, is there a way to reduce the impedance seen by amp, so it pumps in more power into the speakers?
Has anyone tried this?

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Yes, there are ways to do this, but this will not help you as with a lower impedance of the load, the amp is putting out more current/power for the same efficiency. So in effect you are driving the amp harder to get the same overall loudness.

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theoretically, the best solution is to put a load matching transformer in between, but transformers working across the audio frequency tend to be a bit expensive - tend to be found on valve amps and electrostatic speakers

the power delivery of the amp will not become 2x- thats the theory anyway. You will end up drawing more current , and will cause the amp to distort even more!
 
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