4ohm reciever, 8 ohm speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Steve BL, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Steve BL

    Steve BL Auditioning

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    I recently bought a new HDTV, from a local retail store and they tossed in a new cheap 5.1 home theaters system (RCA 2620) that I have not used yet and was thinking about selling. BUT my old HK receiver just went for a crap so I decided to try the RCA out until I can afford another good quality receiver.

    My problem is the new RCA uses bookshelf type front LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER channel speakers that are 4ohms and 8 ohms rear surrounds.
    My old receiver was pushing a set of 8ohm JBL towers and center speaker as well as 8 ohm surrounds

    My questions are...
    Will it hurt the receiver or speakers if I use my 8ohm JBL speakers with the RCA receiver and not the 4 ohm speakers the receiver came with.
    If it will work what are the pros and cons.


    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Alan Pummill

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    The 8ohm speakers will be an easier load on the unit than the 4ohm speakers would have been. I don't think you should have any problem!
     
  3. Steve BL

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