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Using 6ohms speakers on 8-16ohms receiver?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Phil_Lunar, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Phil_Lunar

    Phil_Lunar Stunt Coordinator

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    I am planing to buy Axiom set of speakers

    curently looking for :

    M22ti
    VP100 or VP150
    QS4 or QS8

    but I am concern about the 6 ohms rating of the VP150 and QS8.

    I have a Kenwood VR-410 5X100W and on the back of my receiver, under each speaker connector I can read "8-16 ohms"

    now does that mean that I should not use 6 ohms speaker with this receiver?

    or this mean that I will get poor performance out my speaker because my receiver won't be able to handle those 6 ohms speakers?
     
  2. Jeremy Stockwell

    Jeremy Stockwell Supporting Actor

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    Proceed with caution, but FWIW, I've been running 6 ohm mains (Pioneer) off of Kenwood A/V receivers for years without any problems.

    JKS
     
  3. Bry_DD

    Bry_DD Second Unit

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    I have the Vp150 and it's running by Denon 3801 with no problem at all.
     
  4. Nathan J

    Nathan J Stunt Coordinator

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    A lower impedance usually increased amplifier power, unless the amp is a regulated design.....at least in car audio....I doubt that you would have any problem with it.
     
  5. LarrySkelly

    LarrySkelly Stunt Coordinator

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    It all depends on the quality of the amplifier section in the receiver. For 18 months I've been running 4 ohm B&W's and Martin-Logan's that drop to 2 ohms and are impossible to drive, using a Marantz SR-8000 receiver that says 8 ohms or greater. Not a problem, however that's not to say that at some point in the future it won't go up in a puff of smoke.
     
  6. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    I wouldn't worry about your combination. 6 ohms, 8 ohms...we're not talking about a big thing and truth be told, there are 8 ohm speakers out there that might more properly be classified as 6 or 7.
     
  7. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Perusing their webiste shows that the Axiom M22's are 89db at 8 ohm. Those are easy easy to drive. You should have zero issues.
     
  8. Phil_Lunar

    Phil_Lunar Stunt Coordinator

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    Well in that case I think I will go with this combinaison:

    M22ti
    VP150
    QS4

    in another tread, someone with the same room size as me(12X15) got this package advice from Axiom directly so I think I will follow this way!

    thanks for your advice.
     

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