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4 ohms and 8 ohms setup to amp?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by swartzy, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. swartzy

    swartzy
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    Hi,
    wondering if anyone could please help me with this

    I have the present speaker and amp setup

    Tannoy M3 Fronts
    Tannoy MC Centre
    Tannoy MR front effects
    Tannoy M3 Rears

    Yamaha DSP-AX2 home cinema amplifier

    my question is that all the above speakers are 8 ohms and I have the Yamaha amp currently set to 8 ohms

    I have won a set of Epos 303 floorstanding speakers which are rated at 4 ohms ....will I have to adjust the amp settings to 4 ohms or keep it as it is at 8 ohms if I replace the front Tannoys with the Epos 303's and will the speakers be o.k. at this?

    thanks in anticipation of a reply

    swartzy :confused:
     
  2. Reiner

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    To be on the safe side you should set it to 4 Ohms (toggle the switch while powered off only), but in practice you can actually leave it at 8 Ohm if you keep the volume levels normal. Should the amp show any problems (e.g. protection circuit is triggered) change the switch, it only reduces the (max.) output power.
     
  3. swartzy

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    Hi Reiner,
    thankyou very much for the feedback will take your suggestion to set it at 4 ohms to be on the safe side as I usually like the amp a bit above normal listening levels at various times....

    much obliged
    swartzy :smashin:
     

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