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Chris Hovanic

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I just bought some new(used) Energy Take 5 speakers. I have an Older Technics PL Reciever. Went to wire up the new rear speakers and noticed that they old Technics rears were 4 Ohm speakers not 8.....

What happens if I wire up the 8 Ohm speakers? Reciever Die? Is there anything I can do? Please Help?

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Chris Hovanic
8Ohms in a 4Ohm world :angry:
 

Cam S

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Decreasing the ohms will cause problems, not going higher. You will be fine using the 8ohm speakers. 4ohms is usually where you can have problems, and 2 ohms is pretty tough for any amp.
 

Mat_M

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I don't recall any stories at all of bad things happening when driving 8 Ohm speakers even in the receiver was made for driving 4 Ohms. The current (amps) output will be halved. I believe you will be fine. Let us know if any problems arise.
 

Steve Schaffer

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My first setup was a Technics PL (but "dd ready") receiver and the Take-5 speakers, worked great.

8 ohm speakers are easier to drive than 4 ohm, you will have no problem whatsoever.
 

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