Swan Surrounds

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  1. BillGallagher

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    Is there any reason why the Swan surrounds are 4-ohm instead of 8-ohm?

    I have a Denon 3803; would there be any issues with the 8-ohm fronts (5.2), 8-ohm center (C3), and the 4-ohm surrounds (R3)of which to be aware?
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    This is just speculation: Swan makes what they call "True" dipole surrounds meaning they just took two full speakers and connected them together in one box at a particular angle. My assumption would be that each speaker is 8ohm so they had a choice of making the final product 4ohm or 16ohm. As for it causing a problem, I doubt it will. I'd be more concerned if it were a front channel which received more information, but I doubt you'd run into a problem. You might e-mail or call the guys at the audio insider and ask them as I'm sure they've been asked before.
     
  3. Rob Kramer

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    This is true with most surrounds. If you check, most are 4-ohm.
     
  4. Stephen Hopkins

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    SethH,

    A dipole is a bit more complicated than what you make it to be. A dipole has either one woofer or one tweeter and one woofer out of phase, this way the sound is in phase after the first reflection, leading to a more diffuse and ambient rear surround field. What you're describing, 2 monopole speakers in one box, is called a bipole. Regardless, your description of why the R2 and R3 surrounds are 4ohm is still correct. I doubt there would be any problem running them on a 3803 and there is no reason not to mix impedances on speakers if the amps can handle it.
     
  5. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    You might question whether you actually want dipole surrounds, if you haven't already. There are pros/cons either way, but you should definitely address the issue and settle on your preference as your soundstage will be notably effected by your decision.
     
  6. BillGallagher

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    I looked at Paradigm ADP-170's, ADP-370's; Klipsch RS-25's, RS-35's, and BIC HT-63's and they are all 8-ohm.

    I'm going to give AudioInsider a call and I'll let you know what I find out.
     
  7. TonyWright

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    I have the R3's running on an H/K AVR630 and I have had no trouble. In fact, when I was in the process of purchasing my setup, Jon Lane over at TheAudioInsider.com mentioned that he had many customers using the Denon receivers and having great luck.

    Tony
     

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