6 speakers, 3 Channels?

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  1. Chris Ryan

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    Hi:
    I have an Onkyo 939 receiver that I am using to power speakers in multiple rooms. The lowest "rated" impedence is 6 ohms. I was wondering if it would be OK to run 6 8-ohm speakers into three channels, or would it be too much for the Onkyo? It's rated at 100 w x 5 @ 8 ohms. I'd only be using three channels so it has power to spare, right? I don't want to spend the money on a high-wattage speaker selector.
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. NathanP

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    Hmm.. interesting..
    Once I managed to fit 6 speakers (3 on each side) on an 8 ohm 120 watt 2 channel amp.
    I just made sure I wired the wires correctly and effciantly and I used exactly 8 ohms!
    Nothing blew out!
    Nathan
     

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