6 ohm speakers

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  1. Trent_N

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    Newbie question:

    My front speakers are 6 ohm speakers (Yamaha) and my surrounds are 8 ohm (Sony bookshelf). My receiver is a Sony STRDE-945 which is rated at 5x100. My receiver seems to handle the 6 ohm speakers without a hitch.

    Is this a problem? Is my audio experience diminished because of this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jeremy Stockwell

    Jeremy Stockwell Supporting Actor

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    Trent,

    That's the setup I have right now with a Kenwood (VR-509) receiver. Shouldn't be a problem.

    You might check to make sure your receiver isn't getting hot, though. You might need to get a cooling fan if the receiver is enclosed in anything (like an closed entertainment center, etc.).

    JKS
     
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    The lower the impedence (ohms) the harder the speaker pulls power from the receiver. Most HT speakers and receivers are based on 8 ohms. In reality, impedance varys continusously. You speakers are probably only pulling 16 or 8 ohs at normal levels. At peak times it could pull as low as 2 ohms. So, you should be fine. The only problem with running at a lower impedeance is heat. As long as the receiver does not get super hot, you are fine.
     
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    Thanks guys, you've been a big help.
     

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