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Avoiding system damage

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Ivo Simons, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons
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    Hello everybody.
    I just bought a kenwood KRFX-9060D receiver and a JBL SCS-178 set of speakers.
    Everything works fine and it sounds great , but ...
    On the receiver, I may only attach speakers with an impedance between 6 and 16 Ohm.
    The speakers are only 4 Ohm.

    Can this damage my system, or will the Kenwood receiver automatically switch to a lower level?

    Thanks for the replies

    Ivo Simons (Belgium)
     
  2. cribeiro

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    It is not a good idea. I do not know the principles, but I think you may damage your amp...d
     
  3. EvilMudge

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    The amp will clip at a lower volume level if you run it with lower impedance speakers than it is designed for. As ever, if you're sensible you'll be fine, but a moment of madness could end in tears. Don't turn it up beyond the point where it starts to distort and everything will be okay - except that the amp may get rather hot.:devil:
     
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    Ok, then it is what I expected, but I was not sure. thanks, because now I know a little bit more.
     

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