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New Theater setup- 4 ohm with 6 ohm minimum receiver?

 

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Username: Cbg301

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-12
Howdy, I recently decided I needed to update my home theater and embarked on piecing together one for my first time. I decided to use this receiver:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117410
rated at 6-16 ohms & 80 watts per channel @ 8 ohms
I also picked up these speakers on sale which I thought would be suitable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117404
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117403

Now my question is will I be able to hook up these old Jamo 6DSUR's (2) as my rear channel surround with this receiver? On the back of the receiver it says 6-16 ohms which worries me since the speakers are rated at 4 ohms (and a considerable amount of wattage). I was thinking maybe wire them in series and keep an eye on my receiver? Please let me know your thoughts, comments or suggestions. Appreciate the insight and help

-audio novice
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2807
Registered: Feb-04
Chris, because you're not demanding your receiver to drive these 4 ohms to high levels as surround speakers, you'll be allright with them in the back. But not as main speakers in the front, as this would be too high a load for this little receiver..
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