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#316983 - 07/28/10 01:50 PM Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers
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I am sure this is answered somewhere in the forums already, but despite several searches, I could not find it (only a few posts about mislabed speakers).

Anyway, I have the M60's at 8 ohms, the QS8's at 6 ohms, and the VP150s at 6 ohms. What ohm setting should I set my receiver to? I have a choice of 4, 6 and 8 ohms - but I can only pick one value for the whole system. The receiver is a Pioneer VSX-32 (or will be when it actually arrives). Thanks!

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#316984 - 07/28/10 01:54 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: txfeinbergs]
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I'll chime in since I got here first. But it has always been said in these forums to always use the 8 ohm setting. The other options are for government regulation purposes only.

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#316985 - 07/28/10 01:59 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: CatBrat]
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Yes, leave it at 8 ohms, using a lower setting will actually limit the power to your speakers(not good).
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#316988 - 07/28/10 02:14 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: Adrian]
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Hi txfeinbergs,

It doesn't matter if you are connecting 4, 6 or 8ohm speakers to the receiver or a mixture of the above, ALWAYS leave the impedance switch to 8 ohms. For a more detailed explanation on why this is the case, you can find the answer in the link below.

http://www.audioholics.com/education/fre...er-or-amplifier
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#316989 - 07/28/10 02:16 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
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One more for effect.

Leave it at 8 Ohms, no matter what speakers you have connected.

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#316998 - 07/28/10 03:06 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: ClubNeon]
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Just leave it set to 8 ohms.

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#317002 - 07/28/10 03:18 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: RickF]
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So I should set it at 6 ohms? Just kidding! Thanks guys, message received loud and clear!

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#317010 - 07/28/10 06:45 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: txfeinbergs]
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grin You'll fit right in here.
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#317014 - 07/28/10 08:39 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: fredk]
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Do all receivers have a way to configure the speakers ohm settings?
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#317015 - 07/28/10 08:59 PM Re: Mixture of 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers [Re: Ichigo_Kurosaki]
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Originally Posted By: Ichigo_Kurosaki
Do all receivers have a way to configure the speakers ohm settings?


No. Not all receivers have the impedance switch.
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