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ohm vs. watt question

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   BrianHo



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Posted May 29 2009 - 11:54 AM

thinking of upgrading my receiver. the receiver i have now is rated at 130w at 6ohm and the one im looking to buy ia 110w at 8 ohm. my speakers are rated at 250w at 8 ohm. would i be improving my sound or not?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted May 29 2009 - 12:30 PM

What models and numbers? Some times receivers are rated @ 6 ohms to advertise a higher power rating. In any event, power ratings on receivers and speakers are really not as important as many people think. There are many much more important things to consider.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.


#3 of 4 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted May 31 2009 - 06:20 AM

If only numbers reflected what some manufacturers try to make it seem they reflect. Drawing the conclusions you are trying to from numbers is like looking at the gas mileage of two cars and wanting to determine which is safer in a crash.

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   its_bacon12



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Posted May 31 2009 - 01:40 PM

Wattage is different than sound quality, which in itself is very subjective.

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