impedance question

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  1. Lee Forsythe

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    Hello all, I have an Onkyo TXDS595 receiver and some older mirage speakers. The speakers are rated at 8 ohms nominal/4 ohms min. My question is: Should I set the impedance selector on the receiver to 4 ohms or 6ohms and above? Thank you for any help you can give me. Lee
     
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    As the speaker says: you can use both [​IMG].
    It may depend on your goals: set it to "6 or above" and the speakers will draw a bit more power from your receiver. Set it to "4 Ohms" and you will be (ever so slightly) more safe against overdrawing of the power amps.
    I think I would choose "6 Ohms or higher". If you would frequently hear distortion, or if the amps shut down (because of "overload"), then go to "4 Ohms". But I doubt if that will ever happen!
    Cees
     
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    I agree with the above post
     

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