4 ohm nom. and HK

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  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    Will a HK 335 or 435 be able to handle driving 4 ohm speakers decently loud? Anyone have any experience with this?

    If you visit the DIY forum you already know that this question would be in regards to a MTM design bookshelf I would like to build.
     
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    Though they put out plenty of current, I don't think the H/Ks are
     
  3. Scott Oliver

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    My easy to drive, 4 ohm, JM Reynaud speakers, that are singing away just fine with 13 watts powering them currently, shut down and blew the fuses on both channels of an HK Sig 2.1 even though I was only using 2 out of 5 channels, and I had only hit about 75-80 decibel levels. That's my experience, so I would proceed with caution.
     
  4. Shiu

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    As far as I can remember, HK has always claimed high current, but not 4 ohm stable capability. I think the 7XXX series will likely do fine but as others has said, be careful with the lower priced models such as the 335.
     

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