8 ohm mains 4 ohm center...

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  1. Robert V

    Robert V Stunt Coordinator

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    Tomorrow I will receive a Kenwood 7070A receiver from Crutchfield for a H/T setup. Audes Souls will be used as front R/L, 8 ohm speakers. Audes makes a center speaker (The Sentral) but it is rated at 4 ohms. The Kenwood is rated for 8-16 ohm speakers, but I was wondering if it was possible to use the 4 ohm center with 8 ohm surrounds? Will this cause a volume mismatch between the 4 ohm and 8 ohm loads?
     
  2. Joe Tilley

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    Robert, you shouldn't have any trouble. You may have some loudness differences between the mains & center but that's what your level controls are for. Get yourself a SPL meter & a disk with some test tones & match everything up...
     
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    It may make the receiver go into “protect” mode (i.e., shut down).

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. Robert V

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    I was concerned that the speaker might overheat and shut down with the mismatch in the speakers/loads. On the other hand, the 7070A has pre outs for all channels, so an external amp could be added later on. Thanks for the responses.
     
  5. steve mm

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    You wont have any problems and if you did the protection mode would let you no .Just for example i run a denon 3802 and am running 7 dynas all at 4 ohm don't even get warm.Good luck
     

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