6 ohm speakers

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  1. Kevin_F

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    Are there any advantages (besides more watts being available) or disadvantages of 6 ohm speakers vs. 8 ohm speakers?
     
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    6 ohm speakers are always better, reguardless of price. Simple fact

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    To answer your question - no. There will be (on paper) more load on your amp, which isn't good by itself (you 'should' get a BIT more output)

    I would not worry. A good '8 ohm' receiver will drive them fine.

    Sound is what is important!
     
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    Hey Kevin...

    I have a brand new par of Wharfedales Evo 40...they are listed as 6 ohm speakers with 200W max...I use them with an Onkyo TX_SR602 and they are AWESOME!!!!

    I've had nothing but a good experience with them (except that my wife doesn't like them so I might have to sell them) And I really like the looks...
     
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    I also have Wharfes. That 6 is only the minimum, it changes with the Freq. So it doesn't really matter if it's 6 or 8, with a recent/decent amp of course.
     
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    Thanks guys, I am looking at some PSB 6T (6 ohm speakers), along with a few others that are 8 ohms, and connecting them to a Denon 2805 and I was just curious.
     
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    Anyone have experience with Monitor Audio Silver or Bronze bookshelves (6ohms) driven by HK525? I have the receiver and I'm interested on those MAs.

    How about the Polk LSi7s? (4ohms) ? Can the HK drive them ?
    If they will be putting more load on the amp, what does it mean? Will it heat up faster at the same volume level with 8ohm speakers?
     
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    I've been looking at those PSB image series for a while now. I wish I had the money and support of the wife to get them. Let us know your impressions if you pull the trigger.
     
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    I have MA Bronze b4s and my cheapo (but good) Panny receiver has no problems driving them. They're actually quite efficient. I think alot of British speakers are rated at 6 ohm, but is really no different than 8 ohm.

    LSis and other 4 ohm speaker really do require a more solid receiver (not sure about your HK) or separate amp.
     
  9. Kevin_F

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    Brian, I am going to listen to the 5T's today (store doesn't have the 6T 's in stock). I'll let you know what I think later.
     

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