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Ohms - Matching Amps & Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Lesmond, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Lesmond

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    The amp and speakers I'm going for are slightly miss-matched with regards to ohm ratings...

    The Harman Kardon amp output is rated at 8 ohms impedance, but the speakers are rated at 6 ohms.

    Will this affect anything in terms of performance? Will I need to be cautious in any way when using the setup in this configuration?

    Thanks for any help!


    Les.
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Nah. Only worth bothering about if your speakers are 4 Ohm.

    Has your amp got a switch at the back for impedance setting? Follow the manual instructions. Flick the switch (if there is one) with the amp switched off and the plug removed.
     
  3. Lesmond

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    Thanks Nathan - I can't see a switch, but if it's not a problem either way, I'm happy with that!

    Les.
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    btw what model amp is it? And the 5 speakers?
     
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    Not surprised, HKs are some of the few AV amps that can drive 4Ohm speakers without problems.:smashin:
     
  6. Lesmond

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    The setup (will be, when it arrives)

    HK 5550 receiver with Monitor Audio Silver speakers (S2's, S1's and SLCR + Velodyne CHT-10) & QED Silver Anniversary.
     

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