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    Posted: 24 January 2023 at 6:20pm
is there any disadvantage of using 16ohm speakers you are aware of? i am not, so i'm also wondering why are they not more common - in particular, my use case, which is in double 18's so presenting a 8ohm load.

i've found some for a good price so hope to buy them.

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They will be alot harder to power and will need an amplifier twice as powerful as 1 for 8r drivers. So for me it doesnt make much sense. Although i know of 1 sound system who used to wire 4 16r subs in parrallel and bridge their 9001 on them and so managed to extract all of the amplifiers power across 4 subs. 
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If you have amplifiers with high voltage output potential ( i.e. most high power class d amps such as linear research/powersoft etc) then high impedance drivers, particularly in mid and high frequencies can make a lot of sense
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yea fair play. it sucks not being able to afford drivers that one has to consider hooky stuff like this but here we are. 

for anyone wondering, there are 16o 18tbx100 on blue aran for 200 quid :)
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Originally posted by teeth teeth wrote:

yea fair play. it sucks not being able to afford drivers that one has to consider hooky stuff like this but here we are. 

for anyone wondering, there are 16o 18tbx100 on blue aran for 200 quid :)

Why do n you think they are counterfeit? I doubt blue Aran are selling knock off b&c ? 
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Im sure last week i saw 8r versions on there for just ober 200. Maybe 235
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Remember, Dub sound called Jah Voice, were absolutely immense, when they had16R 1850 Scoops, and they would bridge 4x of them, across Crest 9001.

So if you have right drivers, in right cabs, right amp and wall juice you are on a winner.

I also personally think 16R Compression drivers, sound better than 8 ohm versions, (when correctly powered), maybe why the illustrious ASS MX600, tended to be supplied with 16R JBLs 2".

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