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6 Ohm and 8 ohm speakers


Novice Member
I have a surround sound setup with Yamaha RX-A770 Receiver - Monitor Audio Bronze 2 speakers up front - monitor center and 4 monitor CS160's in the ceiling - My amp allows me to set the ohms to 6 or 8 only for all my speakers - My Bronze 2's are 8 ohm and my CS160's are 6 Ohms. Which one should I select? - I have it at 8 Ohms currently and it sounds good


Distinguished Member
If it sounds fine, all is good. Changing to 6 Ohms normally just reduces the power supply rails slightly - or increases the overload protection. As the surround speakers do not work as hard, I would agree that setting the amp to suit the front speakers is the best approach.


8 ohms is fine. Leave it there, reason outlined above.

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