Speaker Impedence

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  1. Shanil

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    HI there. I have a Denon 1803, and Jamo speakers. The speaker impedence rated on the reciever is 6 to 16 ohms.
    My front and surround speakers are rated at 4 ohms, and the center is 8 ohms. Is it safe to use these speakers or
    will I damage my receiver?
    Thanx [​IMG]
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    It probably won’t damage anything, since most HT receivers have internal protection and will shut down with difficult loads.

    If you play at high volume you shouldn’t use these speakers. You may likely find yourself suddenly without sound during explosive action flicks.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Greg Kolinski

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    I ran into the same questions when I upgraded recievers.My first one was an Onkyo 600,nice reciever,but, as usual I did some research after the fact,[​IMG] and found out that it was rated @6 ohms min, and all my fronts were 4 ohm.I called Onkyo,and they said not to do it.So I traded it in for a HarmonKardon 520[​IMG] .I have seen on this and other message boards that speaker impeadance varies widly with the source,and at normal volumelevels I probobly would have been OK.,but I chose the safe route and got the HK,which is just fine with low ohm speakers.Even now ,I ran a fan blowing over the rear of the reciever,just to be safe,since it is in a partialy inclosed case.I would reccomend checking the Denon website and see what the specs are for your reciever.
     
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    I went to their site,in their Home Theater FAQ it says it is OK to run 4 ohm speakers,go check it out.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Guys. Will check out their site.
    What a relief.[​IMG]
     
  6. Greg Kolinski

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    Sure thing Shanil[​IMG] ,I'm glad I could pass along some of the tons of info I've learned from the many good guys that hang out here[​IMG] .Like I said in my other post,I know the feeling of "OH ,OH, I think I did bad"
    Greg
     

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