Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor

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Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor

These non-inductive, wire wound resistors were designed for high-end audio applications and are perfect for use in crossover networks. Extreme measures were taken to ensure sonic purity.
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Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor
These non-inductive, wire wound resistors were designed for high-end audio applications and are perfect for use in crossover networks. Extreme measures were taken to ensure sonic purity. They utilize an Alumina ceramic core, a nickel chromium element, silver plated copper end caps and tinned copper leads. The all welded construction greatly enhances frequency response. These 1% precision resistors, offer unsurpassed performance over conventional wire wound resistors. All are rated at 12W with 1% tolerance. Resistors body measures 1-1/8" in length by 5/16" diameter. Each lead measures 1-1/2" long and .040" thick.

Product Specifications
  • Resistance2 ohms
  • CompositionNon-Inductive Wirewound
  • Power Rating12 Watt
  • Tolerance1%
Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor
  • BrandMills Resistor
  • Part Number005-2
  • UPC844632046018
  • Product CategoryAudio Grade / Non-inductive Resistors
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight0.0013 lbs.
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    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor
Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!As somebody here already said can only repeat those wordsTHE BEST "Investment" I have ever made in my audio system!I have Maggie 1.7 which sounded a way too bright and forward with my Benchmark DAC(too lean anyway) and Cary tube amp. added this resistors 2ohm to tame their tweeters. WOW! Soundstage retained details, focus and transparency (unlike wire wound cheap ones) but really tamed those tweeters to the level it started to sound like one homogeneoussource. A real relax tubey sound integrated with midrange. Simply magic! no need to invest in new tubes or DAC. Highly recommended for all Magnepan Users. Suggest to buy 0.5,1 and 2 ohm values so depending on everyone's own system they can fine tune the sound to perfection using possible 0.5-1-1.5-2-2.5-3-3.5 combinations. For me 2 ohm value worked the best.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, they do make a difference...Wow, what a difference when changing from the wirewound sand resistors. After about an hour they really start to open up. The Mills are much more detailed and clear. They just sort out the air and space much better. I am using them in series with the tweeter I'm padding down. You simply must go with them for the highest sound quality.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alright! These are hard to find!Bought these to lower the SPL on a tweeter array. The tweeters now match the other drivers in the system. No loss of 20k-25kHz response...I did lose the frequencies above 25kHz, but who cares? No one but my dog can hear those.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better then standard ceramic resistorsThe best way to go for attenuating your speakers in crossover design! Like gasoline, the price goes up on them! They are worth the expense for clean sound
Date published: 2011-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love them.These are quality resistors, that keep your sound clean.
Date published: 2010-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You cant do any better in audio says a proThese resistors are the ONLY choice when building crossover networks or in line with a speaker to attenuate the volume. These are noninductive which means that they dont take anything from the speaker. Let me explain. A normal resistor is inductive which inductance is what coils do or cause when you use them in a crossover. Inductance keeps highs out of woofers or milliHenries. Inductance will cause the highs to roll off slightly. Example( lets say your speaker goes to 20k. Well if you use a regular resistor with inductance it will attenuate the speaker but now the speaker will not go above 18k, but if you use these Mills which are non inductive the speakers will be attenuated but still go to 20k.) Thats why I(a master speaker builder for a very reputable company)and you should ONLY use Mills Resistors.
Date published: 2010-07-23
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Mills 2 Ohm 12W Non-Inductive Resistor

Hi, I have a pair of 6 ohm speakers and a pair of 8 ohm speakers. I want to run both at the same time. Can I use this "in-line", between the amp and the speaker; effectively changing my 6 ohm pair in to a 8ohm pair? Is this a good idea?

Asked by: Nolan
This is not really necessary. Your amplifier is a "voltage source", so each speaker will "see" the amplifier like it is the only speaker connected, and will receive the same drive voltage, even though the two speakers have different impedances. The current through the 6 ohm speaker will be a little higher, but the levels of the two types of speakers will only differ if there is a large difference in sensitivity between them.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2014-12-01

I purchased a pair of vifa bc25tg15-04 dome tweeters 4 ohm I want to put them into a speaker system that has two 6 ohm woofers and a 6 ohm tweeter should I put a mills 2 ohm 12 watt non inductive resistor in will 12 watts be enough for a 100 watts power

Asked by: fish slayer
Tweeters will only get 10-15% of the total input power depending on the crossover point. The Mills resistors will be plenty.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-22
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