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    Anyone know of an amplifier that can drive 3 ohm speakers?


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    3 ohm speakers?
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    My speaker drivers are 3 ohm full range. I have a set set up like that and they worked OK with the amps I had. But I doubled them up and made 6 ohn versions.
    Any 4 ohm amp should be OK. It will have more power drawn tho, but if they are efficient shouldn't be an issue
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    Chris : Yes.

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    just go easy to start with as the speaker impedence could go down pretty low depending... check amp doesnt get too hot etc... My drivers are actually 2.8 ohm but are very sensitive so i dont have to stress amp too much by turning up high... so worth being careful until your happy the amp is coping
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    I have Maggie speakers which go down to 2 ohms. I have found that they can be driven by many amps but only at moderate levels and without much dynamic performance. Most meaty amps with a good power supply will do a decent job providing that your speakers are relatively efficient.

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    Most butch Japanese power amps are good down to 2 Ohms. My Luxman is rated at 2 x 700w into 2 ohms!
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    My amps are rated at 680w at 2ohms. They are pro amps though.

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    What are the speakers?
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