Speakers - 6 ohm vs. 8 ohm?

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I've ordered a plasma screen and noticed that the specs for the
external stereo speakers are 8 watts @ 6 ohm.

I don't intend to connect it up to a home theatre system, just attach
a couple of reasonable quality bookself speakers, which are 8 ohm.

What if any problems will this cause at normal listening levels?

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I've ordered a plasma screen and noticed that the specs for the
external stereo speakers are 8 watts @ 6 ohm.

I don't intend to connect it up to a home theatre system, just attach
a couple of reasonable quality bookself speakers, which are 8 ohm.

What if any problems will this cause at normal listening levels?


****** None!!!!!!

Brian Goldsmith.

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Except maybe less sound.

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There is clearly a mismatch in the impedance but whether it is
signficant enough to be noticable or not is unlikely, depends on the
circuit. It would be more significant if it were 4 ohms, where with
some amps I've noticed a different in output and output transistors
running slightly warmer.  

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No it's not. Firstly 6 ohms is the minimum recommended load, so 8 ohm is
just fine. (4 ohm may not be)
Secondly the speaker impedance figure is just a *nominal* measurement which
may, or may not, be the minimum impedance of the speaker. The maximum may be
ten times as much, or more, depending on frequency.

MrT.



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"Rod" <rodlg000ATyahooDOTcom> wrote in message
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I did say maybe less sound and wouldn't the comparison be the standard
speakers?
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Not necessarily.
The standard speakers may be less sensitive than the desired speakers, so
even at 8 ohms nominal impedance the 8 ohm speakers could be louder than the
6 ohm nominal standard speakers.

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