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Old 02-24-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Do you give up anything in swapping out the 2 Ohm BOSE 6x9'* with 4 Ohm aftermarkets? Does the Ohm difference really matter?

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Where did you find 2 Ohm Bose speakers at. The ones in my Bonneville are 10 Ohm. But yes changing the ohm of the speaker will change it.
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I thought all the Bose speakers were 2 ohm. Sorry if I'm wrong.
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It should say it on the bottom of the speaker on the magnet.
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A 4 ohm speaker will be quieter. Unless the amp is rated to run at 2 ohms or 4 ohms. Then it will be the same.
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most likely the stock speakers are 10 or 8 ohm.

if you switch to a set of 4 ohm speakers ....they SHOULD sound better off the same deck. a stock deck should run 4 ohms no problem. i don't think they would run 2 ohms for too long.....it'd generate too much heat for sure.
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The front speakers in a premium bonneville system runs at 2 ohms. Ive been using an aftermarket clarion deck for a year no problem. But i will change the speakers out soon.
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whats the premium system? components or bose?
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Components with the sorta sub thingy in the rear speakers.
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Huh? What subby thing? All I have is components up front and 2 6X9'* in the back. I have premium sound as well.
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