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post #1111 of 1117 Old 06-30-2015, 08:39 AM
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You may have heard something change. Every amp designer creates a slightly different product. But, without any sarcasm, I doubt it was a net positive change.

EDIT: And, if it was a positive change, this indicates a flaw in the design of the amplifier.
Agreed. Going from 8 ohm to 6 ohm is only limiting the power the speakers get. I'm sure he heard a difference, but as you said, unlikely a positive difference. Example:

My MartinLogans are 4 ohm. Recently however, the highs just weren't as definitive as they once were and the mids seemed to be muddied. I thought (and was worried/scared to death) that my tinnitus (which happened about the same time frame) was screwing with my audio perception. Thankfully, I didn't just 'let it go' and I dug into my AVR menu and...yup, sho 'nuff, the ohm setting was on 4 ohm instead of 8 ohm. Not sure how that happened, but as soon as it was switched back to 8 ohm, the clarity was back and the power returned, making for a positive experience!

I just am wondering how it got switched, even inadvertently by myself. But I digress.

So yes, by all means, leave your ohm switch on 8 ohms. In fact, Audioholics just put out a video on this very subject:
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My DIY Flexy Rack is behind the wall that my TV is mounted on, I recently sold the XPA-100's as I really didn't need 7 channels of power and I purchased a second Mach 5 IXL-18 sub that isn't complete yet :P





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Nice set up. I need to build one of those racks, but I barely have time to do anything around the house. It sucks having 3 kids lol. What speakers are you using for surround back? I notice they are in-ceiling. I currently do not have any surround or surround back speakers. I've been looking to which one I will be going with. I was thinking of going with in-ceiling, but I don't know if this would be the best thing due to the attic insulation. So, I've been looking at the Polk Audio TL1's.
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Nice set up. I need to build one of those racks, but I barely have time to do anything around the house. It sucks having 3 kids lol. What speakers are you using for surround back? I notice they are in-ceiling. I currently do not have any surround or surround back speakers. I've been looking to which one I will be going with. I was thinking of going with in-ceiling, but I don't know if this would be the best thing due to the attic insulation. So, I've been looking at the Polk Audio TL1's.
I use the Emotiva UAC 8.2 for my rears
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I would like to know what in-ceiling speakers would match up with the A3's too. I considered the HSU model, but I'm afraid (probably justified) the horn tweeter is going to sound vastly different than the A3's tweeter.
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I would like to know what in-ceiling speakers would match up with the A3's too. I considered the HSU model, but I'm afraid (probably justified) the horn tweeter is going to sound vastly different than the A3's tweeter.
Another question would be, what's your budget? I believe Martin Logan makes in-wall / in-ceiling speakers with planar / ribbon tweeters, but they are expensive.
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I would like to know what in-ceiling speakers would match up with the A3's too. I considered the HSU model, but I'm afraid (probably justified) the horn tweeter is going to sound vastly different than the A3's tweeter.

Well I really don't notice any issues with my Emotiva UAC 8.2 ceilings matching up with the Chane speakers, and to boot they are a fantastic price, I bought the UAC 8.2 when I was still using Monitor Audio speakers up front as I just couldn't pull the trigger on the expensive Monitor Audio ceilings back then and like I said I have no regrets using the Emotiva ones, hope that helps.

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Another question would be, what's your budget? I believe Martin Logan makes in-wall / in-ceiling speakers with planar / ribbon tweeters, but they are expensive.
I'm OK with the price of the Chane 3's, I don't want to spend thousands on my in-walls for surrounds. I may just go with the 1's and mount them and call it a day. I think it might be the best solution for me.
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