I currently have an HTIB (5.1) Onkyo, forgot the model number. I was planning on replacing the speakers however I had one question concerning ohm impendance-- would it be okay for me to replace my center speaker to a speaker that has an impendance of 4 ohms, while my current speaker has an impendance of 8 ohms?
I tried reading up on this but it's all Latin to me... I'm more of a videophile I guess. Thanks for any help or explanations you can provide.
Need more info. You might be OK if you have the 100wpc Onkyo and the 4 ohm center in question is very efficient / has small drivers, and the power handling requirement of the center is minimal. My 6 ohm 3" boombox speaker requires 5 watts.
Hmmm... well the receiver I know has 100 watts pc. I was looking into getting the Polk CSi25--they're having a sale right now 59.99, I was planning on pairing it up with two R300s and buy a sub later on. Thanks again for the replies !
I'd go ahead with it. In my small TV room I'm using an older Sony ES receiver rated at 100 wpc to drive some Polk LSi 9 speakers rated at 4 ohms and I'm not having any problems. In the future you can upgrade your receiver to compliment the more power hungry speakers.