KB541: 32 Ohm speakers with the SDH104K1B+FN04K1 combo

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Q: I'm using the SDH104K1B+FN04K1 in a custom installation. The supplied speaker is a bit too large, and I'm having difficulty sourcing appropriate-size 32 Ohm speakers. I can, however, find 4 Ohm and 8 Ohm speakers that fit my needs.

A: No, you should use 32 Ohm speakers with decoders that specify 32 Ohm speakers for the best performance. Check with your dealer to find 32 Ohm speakers that are available from Digitrax.

If you decide to use 8 ohm or 16 ohm speakers with the SDH104K1B, you will need to adjust the speaker volume downward to reduce distortion that wil result with a lower impedance speaker. Most customers who choose to go this route find that there are problems with their sound performance.

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