#1
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone knows what resistance a new speaker for my VK should be.

On a side note, if the required resistance was, say, 16 and I wanted to put a lower resistance speaker in it (8, 4, whatever), could I just hook up a resistor in series with the speaker to bring it up to the required amount? Before you all start yelling "DON'T DO THAT", calm down, I'm not planning on doing that, I was wondering if it would work.

Thanks
unix
#3
Yeah, the ohms - which are a measure of electrical resistance.
#5
16 ohms. So, does a new speaker have to be the same, or could it handle a lower or higher resistance?
#6
you always want to be equal or higher ( i think)
but on the back of you amp do you have a switch to change what rating it's at?
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#10
Well then...I am perplexed. I'll guess I'll stick with 16 to be safe.
#11
yeah, i'm looking at owners manual and my amp and there is no such option on the 112.

you could find a 'quieter' speaker at 16ohms i suppose if that is what you are trying to do. Then crank the Texture to A/B and use the second input jack.

also maybe try over in the Only Valveking thread as I'm still rather new to mine.
#12
I wasn't trying to find a quieter speaker, just wondering what my options were for a replacement. I don't want to find an 8ohm speaker that I like if it turns out that I can't put it in my amp.
#13
the ohms of a guitar amp and speaker refer to the impedance not resistance

the impedance is a combination of the electrical resistance and the electrical reactance of the component

plus there in no reason to change the impedance just get a new 16 ohm speaker, dont risk anything else