Proper receiver/speaker impedance setting.

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    I'm a newbie to this forum and would like a professional solution to my HT setup.
    I recently purchased a Yamaha RXV 2300 receiver, 2 Tannoy S6 floorstand mains, 2 S6 bookshelf rears, 1 S6 center. All the speakers impedance are 6 ohms and the receiver has switchable impedance (4 ohm and 8 ohm) on the back. Which impedance setting should I set this at or are the speakers compatible at all?

    I would greatly appreciate any answers. [​IMG]
     
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    Use the 8 ohm setting. I have a link that explains this nicely...be back in a sec.

    Sean
     
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    Thanks for posting the site Sean!

    Is it possible to bi-wire all the speakers? They all have bi-wire capability.

    Right now I presently have the two mains bi-wired, but is it better to connect the 2 positive and negative terminals on the same respective outputs on the receiver or connecting them on separate A B outputs?
     
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    I was faced with this exact same dilemma just this week.

    I have the RHX2300 as well and my main speakers are 6 ohms. I used the 8 ohm setting and I plan on adding a system B setup soon as well which would only reinforce the decision to go with the 8 ohm setting.
     
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    Thanks again![​IMG]
     

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