Control Theory: 8ohm vs 4ohm
More control = better sound. Simple as that.
One of the questions we get most often is “Why are your Front SoundStage Speakers ~8ohms vs all of the other aftermarket options that are 4ohms or 2ohms?”
Well, two reasons, and in both cases the stars aligned for our end users…
- We started with a mission to optimize the factory audio systems, and in order to do so we played within the confines of the factory amplification options.
- Having a midrange driver + tweeter that present a nominal load of ~8 ohms gives us ultra-precise control over the widest band of frequencies being reproduced in your Jeep.
Now, so what?
In layman’s terms, an 8ohm load is twice the resistance of a 4ohm load, and 4 times that of a 2ohm speaker. Twice the resistance (or 4 times) is twice the control of the speakers’ transient response, one of the most critical electro-acoustical aspects to delivering detailed, neutral sound to the listener. Coupled with the components’ location atop the dashboard, high and with a near-vertical windshield directly in front them, we have what amounts to be an almost perfect soundstage. In our Jeeps.
How lucky are we? The holy grail of a soundstage in a Jeep. Who would’ve thought…
Learn more about our Front SoundStage Upgrades for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator by clicking here.