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Is this a problem ???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by alikuenkano, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. alikuenkano

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    Hello all !!!

    I'm thinking to buy a Marantz SR5300 A/V receiver (6-16 ohm impedance recommended) and the following speakers...

    - Front MORDAUNT-SHORT 902 (8 ohm)
    - Center MORDAUNT-SHORT 905c (8 ohm)
    - Rear MORDAUNT-SHORT 903s (4 ohm)

    As you see, Marantz recommends speakers with 6-16ohm of impedance, and the MS 903s is a 4ohm speaker...

    Is this a problem ???

    Can this "variety" of impedance damage the speaker and/or the AV receiver ???

    Would be better substitute the 903s with the 902 and buy a pair of 904 for the front channels ???

    Thanks in advance for your help !!!

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  2. Nobber22

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    Can be a problem, esp. if you start to go loud. The speakers can get damaged though clipping or the amp's protection circuitry will kick in and switch off. If Marantz say 6-16ohm, then it is better to stick with it.
     
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  4. alikuenkano

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    It's always useful to read the FAQs before asking !!!

    :blush:

    "Q: My 903’s have an impedance of 4 ohms whilst my amp says a minimum of 8/6 ohms - will anything go wrong?


    A: The 903 bipolar rear speaker is correctly measured as having an impedance of 8-4 ohms. That is to say the speaker spends much of its life at an impedance of 8 ohms but can under high volume dip toward 4 ohms. This is well within the performance envelope of the majority of amplifiers and should result in no serious difficulties."

    MS says that there will be no problem...

    Thanks to all for your help !!!



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