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6 ohm speaker 8 ohm amp...?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by EDAT, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. EDAT

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    I was wondering if it would be ok to use a 6 ohm speaker with an 8 ohm amp. There would just be the one speaker (centre) and it is made by Yamaha, and the amp is quite a cheap one from JVC. Do you think it would work and would it damage either the amp or the speaker?

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    you'll be fine
     
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    When I used a 8 ohm speaker with a 6 ohm hi fi (midi system) after a few months the speaker stopped working but the hi fi was fine.

    Would the same happen, even though its a 6 ohm speaker not 8 with an 8 ohm amp not 6?

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    a 6 ohm speaker is just harder to drive than an 8 ohm speaker. But is depends on sensitivity of the speaker as well, but as long as you don't go crazy with the volume, you should be fine. Check your amp doesn't have an 4/8 0hm selector switch.
     
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    mjn, i just bought a set of tannoy fx 5.1 speakers which are 6 ohm. My old sony db940 has a 4 / 8 ohm selector switch. Which one should i set it to? its currently on 8.
     

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