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Series or Parallel Diamond DFS

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Indigo, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. Indigo

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    When released, I'm probably going to purchase the Wharfedale Diamond DFS speakers to complete my Diamond setup.

    I'm running a Marantz SR5200 with no speakers on the 6th channel at present.

    My question is, IF I hook up both DFS speakers and place them on the wall behind me, should i use a PARALLEL or SERIES configuration.
    Parallel will give me a 3ohm load (is this safe), series will give 12ohms...

    The Marantz's channel is 8ohm...Which configuration should i choose?

    OR should I just connect 1 speaker and save the other for later if I upgrade to 7 channels?

    My System:

    AV Receiver - Marantz SR5200
    DVD - Toshiba SD220e
    Front - Wharfedale Diamond 8.3
    Center - Wharfedale Diamond 8 Center
    Rear - Wharfedale Diamond 8.2
    Sub - Yamaha YSTSW320

    Front Cable - Gale XL160-2 Bi-Wire
    Center/Rear Cable - QED Original
    Scart - IXOS 141/150
    Coax - Precious Metals Coppertech Numero
    Interconnect - Precious Metals Coppertech Alpha
    Sub Cable - Profigold PGA4103

    Please help...
    Indigo
     
  2. bob007

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    I you connect both speakers wire in series, this double the impedance and will not put any extra strain on the amp.
     
  3. alexs2

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    For most amps,especially in this price range,3 ohms is quite a low load,especially when at low frequencies,a number of nominal 8ohm loads drop down below 4 ohms at some frequencies....it will certainly run the output stage of the rear channel fairly hard.

    This results in very high current demands being placed on the amp,and may result in failure.

    For safety's sake,I'd recommend running a single speaker,and if you have to run both,running in series.
     
  4. Indigo

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    Thanks all...

    I will probably just run the one speaker...

    Indigo:p
     

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