Different impedance between speakers/receivers


Bronze Member
Username: Vgtvidz

Post Number: 13
Registered: Jul-04
Hi, I currently own a receiver from yamaha which is the RX-V350 and the speakers Klipsch RF-35. On the yamaha website, the receiver is only stated as beeing a 6ohms and on Klipsch's website, it says that the impedance is 8 ohms compatible, so am I correct with that, am I going to blow the receiver or the speakers?? I'd need some help please! Thanks!

Silver Member
Username: Landroval

Post Number: 928
Registered: Feb-04
As long as speaker impedance is bigger or equal than the lowest suggested impedance for the receiver there will be no problems. 8 ohm speakers are an easy load for any receiver.

Silver Member
Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 257
Registered: Feb-04
landroval is right. I'll just add that the impedance of speakers varies with frequency. It's not a constant. For example, I've heard that the top-of-the-line in the Klipsch Reference line, the RF-7, drops to 3 ohms at some frequency even if rated as an 8 ohm speaker. It therefore sounds best on high-current amps, as if it were a 4-ohm speaker.

But you should be fine...
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