3D amp, Sony STR DH820 - coming from STR KG800 (DDWG800 kit)

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    hi guys

    need to change my amp as it wont pass 3D :(

    thinking about the Sony STR DH820, as this seems to be the model up from mine.

    looking at the sony spec for this tho, it looks like it says 8ohm only for speakers

    my existing Sony speakers are 6ohm

    is this not compatible?

    cheers
     
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    6 ohm speakers will be fine with the 820. I would only be concerned if they where below 4 ohms. I take it the sub is active as well.
    I may be wrong but I think the 820 is comparable to your current level of your current receiver. Hence it will be more of a sideways move in terms of sound quality but an upgrade in terms of features.
     
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    thanks PSM, thats a good do! as it was nearly back to the drawingboards then!

    how will it effect it? will the sound quality differ due to them being 6 ohm rather than 8ohm, or is it only really to do with the power supply too them?

    yeah i understand its not really an upgrade (TBH perfectly happy with mine and a bit annoyed I have to change it, but need the 1.4 for 3D)

    but the 1.4 and the extra hdmi input will do me!


    thanks again
     
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    6 ohms will not affect sound quality so no need to worry. All it will do is put a little more load on the receiver. Hence just be a little easy on the volume at the start.
     
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    thank again, ok, so when you say at the start, do you mean from new, bedding in period or at the start off everytime I use it?

    TBH i never have it ridicously loud anyway

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    I mean the first couple of times you use it until you get a feel for if the amp is struggling with the load (will not sound good). You could also check the temp of the receiver to see if it is heating up excessively.
     
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    thanks again psm

    not an issue now! went for a Yamaha RX-V471! seems to be a better amp and rated at 6ohms

    happy days
     

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