My receiver can handle speakers from 6 - 16ohm's. Should i look for 6, 8 or higher ohm? which is better? less expensive? does it matter?

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  • 2 years ago
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    The impedance of speakers (Ohms) is not a measure of quality. It is simply of electrical resistance. Nothing more. What matters is that the receiver will have a higher wattage output with low impedance speakers (6 Ohm) but will run hotter. The wattage output with high impedance speakers (16 Ohm) will be lower but the receiver will run cooler and there will be less strain on it.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

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  • 2 years ago

    It doesn't matter enough to consider,

    so forget about the impedance

    and concentrate on what the speakers sound like.

    The exact impedance of most speakers varies widely with frequency anyway,

    often from around 3 ohms to around 25 or 30 ohms for a nominally 8-ohm model.

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    This is a "home" receiver? (i.e., not a car receiver)

    You'll find that most speakers intended for home use will be rated at 8 Ohms.

    This is not a precise rating: there's really no difference between 6 - 10 Ohms. A true 16 Ohm speaker may not be able to play as loud as an 8 Ohm speaker. But you're not likely to notice the difference.

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