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RE: 4 ohms vs. 8 ohms

Looking at the Stereophile review these speakers dip to 4 ohms in a couple of spots despite their 6 ohm rating. This can be expected in some cases with "nominal" loads. Impedance is not a "number" - it's a frequency dependent phenomenon, aka a graph.

Your speakers are 6ohm so according to the manual you can set the switch to the "HIGH" impedance position.

If you get amp overheating or distortion, you should try the "LOW" setting.

This amp is rated down to TWO OHMS which is amazing for an amp in this price range. Due to it being only a 2 channel amp (weighing in at 26 pounds) they had room for wonderfully large heatsinks in there.

Survey Says: Set it to HIGH and give her a go! Risk to the amp is almost non-existant.


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  • RE: 4 ohms vs. 8 ohms - Presto 10:36:34 03/15/12 (0)


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