VHT Special 6 10" speaker efficiency...anyone know??

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  1. bluesholyman

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    I am looking at possibly "upgrading" this speaker with a Jensen Falcon 10" which isn't a particularly efficient speaker (93.4 dB for 16-Ohm) and was wondering if anyone knows what the sensitivity for the stock speaker is.

    Trying to gauge whether this will increase or decrease volume in the amp.

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    The Eminence Ramrod 10" is 100db so 98 is reasonable.
    Why question the 16 Ohm for sensitivity?

    If a speaker is 92db and it is compared with a 98db, the 98db will produce twice the output.
    The impedance is nothing to do with sensitivity.
     
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    Oh, I noticed for Jensen speakers, the 16-ohms, of the few I looked at, were less sensitive than their 8-Ohm counter parts, sometimes by as much as 3dB....thats all.
     
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    Can't think why as the amount of copper used is the same, just the impedance is changed.
    Odd.
     
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    same amount of copper? by using more wire of finer gauge? 'splain that if you would because I'm curious. and a friend (amp tech) says he likes to use the highest impedance speaker the output transformer can provide. the rational being that by using all the windings it produces a fuller sound. I'm thinkin' no but I could be wrong
     
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