Confused about Ohms

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Karim Nogas, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. Karim Nogas

    Karim Nogas Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 30, 1997
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    The literature for my Denon AVR-3200 says:
    "When speaker systems A and B are use (sic) separately, speakers with an impedance of from (sic) 8 to 16 . . . ohms can be connected for use as front and center speakers."
    But the specifications give a rating for dynamic power at 8, 4 and 2 ohms.
    Without realizing it all this time, [​IMG] I have been driving my fronts which are "6-ohms Nominal, 4-ohms minimum."
    I'm confused... [​IMG]
    You don't need a centre channel.
  2. Saurav

    Saurav Cinematographer

    Feb 15, 2001
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    AFAIK, the A and B speaker outputs are usually connected internally in parallel. So, if you're hooking up speakers to both outputs, the impedance seen by the amp is lower, which means you need to use higher impedance speakers. If I were you, I wouldn't try using 2 pairs of 4 ohm speakers, even though your amp is rated for 2 ohms.
    Edit: As long as you're using only one set of outputs, I think your amp can handle your current mains without any problems.
    [Edited last by Saurav on November 02, 2001 at 03:40 PM]

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