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Where to find 4" 16 ohm speaker?

steambc

Dec 19, 2019
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My fiance gave me a cute little Christmas decoration a couple years ago that has a central "Calliope" which houses a 4" round, 16 ohm and 2 watt speaker. She found it in an antique store.

The speaker seems to be shot semi-shot, and I'd like to replace it. I thought it would be a cinch to just Google for it, but most speakers I see are pro audio quality and very few seem to be rated 16 ohms.

Does anyone know if a source for a speaker like this? If I must use for example a 3" 8 ohm, is there a way to "convert" the speaker to 16 ohms? Probably some dumb questions, but I'm not too knowledgeable about speakers. Thanks for any help!
 

Audioguru

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I looked for a 4", 16 ohm speaker at Parts Express.
A 2W speaker is very cheap with poor sound. 16 ohm speakers were used many years ago, not today.
If you use a modern 8 ohm speaker with an 8 ohm resistor in series with it to prevent the amplifier from exploding then it will not be as loud as when new and it will sound "boomy".
 

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Parts on ebay that are "unbranded" are parts made by somebody who never made those parts work properly??
 

Martaine2005

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The 50mm (2") 16 Ohm speakers seem easy to get.
If it's only a xmas decoration, it might be worth a thought. Otherwise keep checking Ebay etc. You will find one eventually.

Martin
 
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