So it turns out my speakers are 6 ohm .......

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  1. Mike Dr

    Mike Dr Stunt Coordinator

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    I have Tannoy Saturn S8's as mains and it turns out they are 6ohm each .. my receiver is a Marantz SR7000, and it's handling it fairly well. I'm generally satisfied with my system. I was just wondering if this kind of load has any negative impact on sonic quality or power delivery etc.

    thanks
     
  2. John Morris

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    If you can crank it up as loud as you want.... well no, That material doesn't matter.
     
  3. Michael Yung

    Michael Yung Stunt Coordinator

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    You receiver should run hotter than if it was supporting 8 ohm speakers. This could be bad if your receiver is not well ventilated. I think the Marantz SR7000 should be sufficient to handle the work at 6 ohm but check with your user guide anyway. So as long as the ventilation is good and the receiver is technically compatible with 6 ohm, the sound quality should be just as good.
     
  4. Paul Clarke

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    As well as the fact that they probably present a 6 Ohm load for very short periods of time at limited frequencies. This usually only becomes a problem with high output peaks. The 7000 should be warm but not real hot.
     

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