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4 ohm speakers

I recently purchased a Denon 3805 reciever to upgrade my home theater, and now I am looking at speakers. I really like the MB Quart QLS 230 wall speakers, but they are 4 ohm. Denon says the reciever will work with 4 ohm, but I am a little nervous. I am curious what are the advantages of 4 ohm vs. 6 ohm vs. 8 ohm relative to performance?

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Balanced ouputs

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The ohm value is in relation to the total amount of speakers and/or to what each ch. can handle. The load on a typical stereo is 8ohms, split amongest 2 speakers at 4ohms each. The values differ as the amount of speakers in the total setup, but the specs should be explained in the manual or general setup. Overall, it shouldn't make a great difference until you become an auduopile and start generating a total experience and thus getting into a balanced output, etc.. So, if you get a deicated bass output speaker and then a tenor, etc. then that starts to differ, thus a balance must be reached. Google for a better answer, I just hope I covered the basics. ------Willy

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4 ohm speakers

In reply to: Balanced ouputs

If the typical output for most speakers is 8, why do manufacturers make 4 or 6? Is less resistance any better or worse for performance?

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I would take less, but don't ask me why.

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In reality, the best is the one which matches the best; so if your amplifier speaker output is 4 then the speaker should be 4. Of course just because it's not a perfect match doesn't mean it won't work, it's just less efficient, that's all.

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4 ohm less resistance

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Unless your amp has a 4 ohm switch on the back, you face OVERDRIVING your 8 ohm amp.

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