OP, you had 3 threads all on the same topic. An admin deleted the second thread in the receiver forum. I've locked the same thread in the speakers forum. Below is the text that you posted:
I searched and read for days and everyone seems to have different views and opinions, I'm more lost than anything else
Ok so here is my dilemma, I just purchased a Sony STR-dn1080 and I'm trying to get a 5.1.2 set of speakers and enjoy atmos.
Now trying to find a brand/model for such a setup is so confusing. The back of the receiver says 6~16ohms, the ad says 165 W per channel yet the spec sheet says RMS Output Power (6 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%) 100 W + 100 W, which I believe is the important detail after reading about impedance for days but most speakers seem to be 8ohms...
I feel like slapping someone in Sony's marketing dept.
Can someone recommmend a brand/model for a 5.1.2 setup? I don't want to worry about turning /the volume too high to damage the speakers and don't wanna fry the receiver, I want to play it loud and lose myself in awesome entertainment from this chaotic world.
The room is 11' by 15' with a height of 8'. The tv would be on the 11' wall with the centre and L/R towers. The budget would be anything awesome under $3000. For surround I'm thinking of 2 bookshelf and for in-ceiling or on depends on price I suppose and noticeable difference in sound.
Here's more specs on the receiver:
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(USA models only)
With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.09% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section 1)
Minimum RMS Output Power
(6 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%)
100 W + 100 W
Stereo Mode Output Power (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9%)
120 W + 120 W
Surround Mode Output Power 2)
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9%)
165 W per channel
Measured under the following conditions:
USA, Canada: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Oceania, Europe: 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Reference power output for front, center, surround and surround back speakers. Depending on the sound field settings and the source, there may be no sound output.
10 Hz – 100 kHz, +0.5/–2 dB (with sound field and equalizer bypassed)
Sensitivity: 500 mV/50 kilohms
: 105 dB (A, 500 mV4)
) Digital (Coaxial)
Impedance: 75 ohms
S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF) Digital (Optical)
S/N: 100 dB (A, 20 kHz LPF)
Voltage: 2 V/1 kilohm
Voltage: 2 V/1 kilohm
±10 dB, 1 dB step
INPUT SHORT (with sound field and equalizer bypassed).
Weighted network, input level.
Thank you so much for your assistance!
Do not create multiple threads on the same topic in multiple forums.