Speaker Impedence

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Larry Rankine, May 29, 2003.

  1. Larry Rankine

    Larry Rankine Auditioning

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    I've finally "finished" my system and am enjoying surround sound for the first time. Totally Awesome! While setting it up I found that I can choose the speaker impedence settings on my receiver. My speakers will operate at all the different choices (4, 6 & 8 ohms). Receiver power is only 50w/channel which is plenty for my enviroment but I was wondering what would be the "optimal" impedence setting?
     
  2. Roman Ortega

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    Check the impedance of your speakers and set that same value in your receiver, avoid selecting impedance levels higher than your speaker¡¯s impedance or you may fry the amp in your receiver. To get the optimal impedance setting look for the THD value in your receiver¡¯s specifications page, it must say the impedance value that was used for the measure, if your speakers are not that same impedance (Its generally 8¦¸ or 6 ¦¸) maybe you can upgrade them later.

    I’m not sure what’s the difference between 6 Ω and 8 Ω but surely someone here can tell.

    Roman
     
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