Connecting 8ohm speakers to a 6ohm device

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
My new TV has a small 8W amp at 6ohm.

Say I put on some 50W 8ohm speakers, what will happen?

Would there be enough power to drive them? Could it damage the TV?

Any info on this is appreciated

Jon
 

mattr

Active Member
AFAIK that's perfectly safe - just don't drive the TV to distortion as that could damage the speakers. You only have to worry when trying to drive a lower impediance load than the amp is rated for as too much current is drained (I=V/R and all that) or something like that.
 

buns

Banned
normally i would say it would all be fine, but we are talking about an amp within a tv, so there is every likelyhood that the specs are bloated and not what they say........it shouldnt do any harm, but be careful with volume until you are sure.

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Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
Its worse than that.. This isn't an ordinary TV.. We are talking 'Plasma'.

So.. I can't afford to do this, if there is the slightest risk of doing some harm!
 

buns

Banned
You really should have no problems, so long as you keep the volume moderate. That said, im not going to tell you to do it in case im wrong! Just hope for someone highly knowledgable to reply!

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Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
There is little danger of me ever turning it up loud.. I am only using the speakers for 'normal' TV watching..

If I want it load, I will turn on my Amp and Surround setup.
 

lynx

Moderator
As others have said proceed with cation and you *should* be ok.

This opinion does not imply any sort of guarantee ;)
 

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