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#97954 - 06/06/05 11:30 AM M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Hey y'all! I'm new to the forums but I have been reading all the posts for a couple of weeks. I am currently thinking of getting the 60's or 80's for stereo listening. I noticed from the specs that the 80's are four ohms and the rest of the speakers in Axioms line are eight ohms. If I get the 80's and later on want to go with surround or possibly multi channel SACD or DVDA, will there be a problem adding more Axiom speakers? My amp is a vintage HK high current unit that claims 150 watts rms at 4 ohm and 150 watts rms at 8 ohms. Is it bad to mix different ohmed speakers. I have been thinking if I go multi channel I would probably go with the M80ti and the M22ti This is probably a stupid question since Axiom offers surround systems built around the M80 but I was just wondering if I should stick with the 60's for that reason. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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#97955 - 06/06/05 11:34 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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oz
In short, No you shouldnt have any problems mixing the different Axiom speakers with your H/K amp.
I'm sure someone will jump in and give you more details.
BTW: The QS speakers are 6ohm.
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#97956 - 06/06/05 11:36 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Should not be an issue. Actually, the VP150 center and Qs8 surrounds are 6ohm, but most of the other Axiom speakers are 8ohm rated. As long as your receiver you select can drive 4ohm speakers, most Denons, HK's, and seperates, they can also drive 6 and 8 ohm speakers at the same time with no issues.

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#97957 - 06/06/05 11:38 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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The Axiom Qs8 Surrounds and VP150 Center are 6 ohm.

You would not have a problem mixing different ohm rated speakers. You wrote 150 @ 4 AND 8. Is this correct? Unusual for both to be the same.

The questions that going to be asked is what H/K do you have? How big is you room? Music or HT?

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#97958 - 06/06/05 11:38 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Thanks for the quick response. You are right! I have been just concentrating in a misic system as opposed HT.
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#97959 - 06/06/05 11:43 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Yeah I thought that unusual to deliver the same in both 4 and 8 ohm but that is what the manual says. I guess I was more concerned with balanced sound within the system since the 8 ohm load would be easier to drive wouldn't it?
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#97960 - 06/06/05 11:46 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Oz, here is a thread that should cover your question in detail.
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#97961 - 06/06/05 11:47 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
bray Offline
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Forgot to welcome you to the boards. Sooo..... welcome to the boards.
What size room do you plan on running the Axioms in?
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#97962 - 06/06/05 11:48 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Ooops....I failed to welcome you as well.

Welcome aboard Oz!
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#97963 - 06/06/05 11:52 AM Re: M80ti 4 ohms the rest 8 ohms
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Pardon my manners......Welcome!

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