16ohm speaker in 8ohm amp -> Reduction in volume?

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  1. jonyorker

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    Hi Folks,

    Came across a steal of a deal on craigslist (Cannabis Rex 16ohm for $60 CAD). I was wondering if putting that in my Blues Deluxe Reissue might work, and if so, being that it's twice the ohms as the stock speaker, would that halve the output power?
     
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    When I run one of my multi impedance amps at the wrong impedance I really can't hear a difference worth trying to identify or describe.

    I do notice that a C Rex sort of dulls the mids and highs, as it is intended to.
     
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    It will reduce power output. That might be good for home use. What will happen, is it will put your output transformer under increased strain.

    If you hit it hard expecting lots of headroom it may not have as much.

    As the CR is an efficient speaker it probably won't lose volume. Be better tonally probably to match the spec.
     
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