#1
4 ohms into 8 ohm speaker? i have a vintage 30 and it says 8 ohms on it. is it okay to plug it into the 4 ohm part of my amp? it's a mesa DC-3 and it has inputs for 4 ohms and for 8 ohms. It sounds better on 4 ohms to me, but i don't know if it's safe because i think 4 ohms is more power right?
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#3
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
4 ohms is less resistance...that's all.

I'd match up.

I do match up. it's just that i'd rather plug it into 4 ohms. I want to know if It'll damage my amp or my speaker or something. thanks anyways.
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Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
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Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
#5
As long as your speaker impedance is higher. Your fine. Mesa calls that a safe mismatch. The only downside is that your tubes will have a shortened lifespan.
If you start a reply with: I have never played one but I have heard good things about it! Your opinion is invalid.
#6
looked it up on google and for amplifiers with tubes (not just guitar amps), you can go down but not up and it will be safe and for SS amps, you can go up but not down.

thanks for the help anyways guys.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack