6 ohms speakers w/ 8-16 ohms receiver?

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  1. Yannick Martin

    Yannick Martin Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 21, 2001
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    Since I upgrade my main room with a new Yamaha RX-V2200, I've put my old Pioneer VSX-D409 in the bedroom. Now I'm looking for cheap speakers to go with it: Panasonic SB-HEP20. The only "problem": they're 6 ohms speakers and the VSX-D409 manual state to use 8-16 ohms speakers.
    Is this really a problem?
    BTW I know I should get better speakers but I already went way over my budget with the Yamaha (was going to buy a Pioneer 811S and came back with the 2200[​IMG] ).
    Main HT
    Yamaha RX-V2200
    Speakers: 6x Paradigm Titans
    Subwoofer: Paradigm PDR-10
    Pioneer DV-333 DVD player
    Marantz LV510 LD player
    Microsoft X-BOX
    Goldstar VCR
    Bell ExpressVu 3500 DSS receiver
    Mitsubishi 28" TV
    Bedroom HT
    Pioneer VSX-D409
    Toshiba SD-3006 DVD player
    Toshiba 20AF41 PureFlat 20" TV
  2. Paul Clarke

    Paul Clarke Supporting Actor

    Jan 29, 2002
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    Try them out and watch for heat buildup and distorted sound. Generally there is no problem with this...I used to run 6 Ohm Pioneers with various 8-16 Ohm receivers before and never had a problem.

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