I use AVS forum for over a year and it’s been very useful to me. So far I could get all the info I wanted from existing posts. Now I got myself so many different components in my HT and specific problems that I actually have to write my own post.
Over 1 year ago I bought an AVR (Sony STR-DH520) which I connected to 2 Sony SS-A50 speakers in front and 2 Magnat (specs unknown, but decent commercial device) speakers rear. A few months later I installed a Sony SS-MS525 subwoofer. Last week I’ve added a JBL LX2000 C center speaker.
Then people started telling me about impedance. *Do you feel it coming?* Ofcourse the impedance levels didn’t match.
AVR: Sony STR-DH520 impedance: 8-16 Ohm
Speakers Fr: Sony SS-A50 impedance: 6 Ohm
Speakers Rr: Magnat type unknown (tag removed) probably 6 or 8 Ohm
Subwoofer: Sony SS-MS525 impedance: 8 Ohm
Center speaker: JBL LX2000 C impedance: 6 Ohm
TV: Panasonic TX-P50G30
Peripheral: PS3, Acer Aspire 5740G, Mede8er X3D-600
It’s all hooked up now and it works but I don’t dare to crank the volume up. I’m not about to replace my speakers and I prefer not to replace my AVR either. However I want to feel comfortable that I won’t cause damage, even when I crank the volume up.
Should I upgrade to a 6 Ohm impedance AVR?
Yes, can you recommend some cheap/low-end 6 Ohm AVR with 4 HDMI-inputs? (Max €500,-)
No, can I crank up the volume a bit?