HK PA-5800 4ohms/8ohms?

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  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    My friend recently purchased the HK PA-5800. The power output of it is 5 x 80W @ 8ohms or 5 x 110W @ 4ohms. I'm a lil confused and so did he regarding the power output (his first ext amp). How does the amp know what to load? 4ohms or 8ohms? His main speakers are 4ohms and his center speaker is 8ohms. Is it safe to have diff ohms speakers plug in the PA-5800? Unlike the receiver, this amp doesn't have a switch in the back to switch between 4/6/8 ohms. His receiver has that option but not the PA5800. What would be the best way to set these up? Can you experts out there school me? Thanks.

    Al,
     
  2. Paul Clarke

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    Each speaker presents it's own demands. The 5800 will deliver 4 Ohm output to the 4ohm speakers and an 8ohm output to the center. No worries...just wire them up. Also, if he elects to run any of his surrounds from the receiver itself make sure it's switch is set for the Ohm load of THOSE speakers, especially if they are below 6ohm.
     

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