Ohmage?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Casey H, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Casey H

    Casey H Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey All,
    Can I get away with mixing ohm ratings in my system. For example, if I have 8 ohm fronts and center can I use 4 ohm rears? I am trying to decide what to look at for the rears.
    Thanks,
    Casey H
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Yes, you can get away with this just fine.
    The one issue with 4 ohm speakers is that they can draw more current. But since the rear speakers get a lot-less signal than the fronts, this should not be a problem.
    But if you want to be safe, remember that it's the low-frequency sounds that take the most power. You can tell your receiver to NOT send the low-frequency sounds to the rears by defining them as SMALL.
    And then you will need to use a SPL meter to calibrate/level-adjust that mix of speakers.
    Good Luck.
     

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