Impedance question...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dave Poehlman, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Okay... I thought I'd slap together some cheap mini bookshelf speakers to put in our kitchen and run them off the "B" output on my livingroom receiver. I've found the parts I want. However, the 4" vifa woofer (299-495) I'm looking at is 4 Ohms. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but, my livingroom speaks are 8 Ohm.

    Is that going to be a problem having 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms hanging off of the same receiver?

    The kitchen speakers are going to play louder since they are drawing more power than the livingroom speakers, aren't they?
     
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    It's completely dependent on the receiver. Some wouldn't like that load, others won't care.

    What does the manual say?
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    Well, the manual is at home... and I'm at work with my finger on the "ship-it!" button. [​IMG]

    The receiver is just a basic, bottom-line, 2 channel Pioneer... I believe it's the SX-205. I don't even see an online manual for it.

    Hmm... perhaps I need to rethink this project. I could solve this problem by doing an MTM and wiring the woofers in series. But, MTM's in the kitchen? I mean, really?
     

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