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I did a search of this site
and googled the web generally and although many people ask about whether they can use speakers of a different impedance from their amp, I didn't find anybody who was actually looking to correct the impedance. I'm glad to know it's been covered and I'll check your link; so often finding the right answer depends on using just the right search terms and it never occurred to me that the terms you used would actually work!
There are many right answers.
But only you can select yours.
Mine was to put a pair of 4 ohm speakers in series. 2 per cabinet and I was done. Your audiophiles usually scoff at such things.
Yes, apparently there ARE many right answers.
I did a search using your link and a very quick look found the following ones:
1) You can run 4-ohm speakers on an 8-ohm amp, no problems.
2) No you can't, you'll overheat your amp.
3) If you're careful you'll be fine.
4) Put a 4-ohm resistor in series into the speaker wire, works fine.
5) No it won't, it'll still overheat the amp. (Or the resistor.)
6) Put two 4-ohm speakers in series on the same wire pair.
I'm glad I got that cleared up!
And actually, I think I'm going to use your solution.
Yes I would connect them in series to see if that's ...
what you are after. This way there won't be a chance of damaging the amplifier. The issue here is that because they are of different impedance and probably difference in efficency as well, so should have some sort of L-pad volume control of some kind to give you the same loudness. Give it a try, you might be able to live with it as it is.