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#10187 - 04/20/03 06:08 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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You're english is great. I just needed the explanation brought down a notch to my beginners level. Keep on passing the good information.

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#10188 - 05/17/03 01:21 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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Can I hijack this thread and bring it down again to a practical level?

I was just about to connect my new QS8 speakers (surrounds) to my system, only to find out that they are 6 ohms and my receiver has this ugly sign on the back that says "8 ohms minimum impedance" !!!!!

Can I connect them anyway, or is this a "showstopper"?

Thanks for any comments.

Miguel


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#10189 - 05/17/03 02:48 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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What receiver? I assume it has a fault circuit that will merely turn it off if you draw too much power.

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#10190 - 05/17/03 03:28 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
Miguel Offline
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My receiver is a Rotel RSX-1055.

Asuming it had this feature, would it be ok to connect them?

Thanks


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#10191 - 05/17/03 07:57 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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Miguel, sometimes it's the company attorneys, not the engineers, who put those ugly signs on the back. All modern receivers have protective circuits to prevent overheating, but your 1055 should handle your QS8s with ease.
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#10192 - 05/18/03 01:47 AM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
Miguel Offline
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Hey, thanks for the response, John.

BTW, the fact of not having hooked up the surrounds yet had a nice side effect - I have been experimenting all weekend with 2 channel music using just the M22s and the subwoofer.

Boy.... those fronts can SING! They are just amazing. The staging, the clarity, the separation. I was listening to some orchestral music (specifically a beautifully recorded set of Rossini's overtures) -- how about being able to pinpoint the exact location of the TRIANGLE in the middle of a full-orchestra "fortissimo"? Amazing.

Kudos, Axiom. You made my day today, that's for sure.



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#10193 - 05/18/03 04:29 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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Are you sure it say 8 ohm minimum? I checked the back of my Rotel RSX-1065 and it say Speaker impedence 4 Ohm. Which I didn't even notice before.


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#10194 - 05/18/03 04:31 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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Also I had 6 ohm speakers connected to my fronts for 6 months without any issues.

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#10195 - 05/18/03 07:30 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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Yeah, that's what it says. 8 ohms minimum. But it's a 1055, not a 1065. Maybe they're different in this?

However I've been assured by several sources that I'll be fine with my 6 ohms surrounds.

Thanks for the reply.
Miguel

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#10196 - 05/19/03 08:03 PM Re: Ohms--matching amplifiers and speakers
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"You're english is great."

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