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cubbear's Avatar cubbear
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I can't seem to get receiver to change speaker setting from 8 ohm to 6 ohm to match my speakers. tried what manual says does not seem to work
eljaycanuck's Avatar eljaycanuck
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What's the make and model of your AVR? Of your speakers?

-- Edit --
Never mind, I see from another thread you started that you have a Pioneer VSX-1019. The instructions on pg. 36 of the owner's manual seem pretty straightforward:
Quote:
Switching the speaker impedance
. . .

1 Switch the receiver into standby.

2 While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press  STANDBY/ON.
The display shows RESET ◄ NO ►.

Use TUNE +/– (or ↑ / ↓ on the remote control) to select SPEAKER ◄ 8Ω ►, and then use PRESET +/– (or ← / → on the remote control) to select SPEAKER 8Ω or SPEAKER 6Ω.
• SPEAKER 8Ω – Use this setting if your speakers are rated at 8 Ω or more.
• SPEAKER 6Ω – Use this setting if your speakers are rated at 6 Ω.

cubbear's Avatar cubbear
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pioneer VSX-1019 AH-k and pioneerd sp-bs22-lr
M Code's Avatar M Code
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Leave it @ 8 Ohms..
It wil put out more power and have better dynamics...

Just my $0.02... 👍😉
cubbear's Avatar cubbear
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tried above could not get it to switch
eljaycanuck's Avatar eljaycanuck
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Weird. Wish I could help, but it seems so straightforward I can't think of anything to suggest.
afrogt's Avatar afrogt
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Just leave it on 8 ohms. In my main room I have a mix of 8 ohm energy towers and 6 ohm Jamo towers. All powered by my Denon receiver. Never had any problem and the receiver does not have a switch.

I have owned 5 different receivers from Denon, Harman Kardon and Marantz over the past few years and none of them had a 6/8 ohm switch. Why is this even necessary?

Is the power supply that bad in the Pioneer 1019 that one needs to change the setting?
cubbear's Avatar cubbear
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thanks a lot I was worried it would cause a problem Cheers Rob
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Just to add more info on this.

http://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/impedance-selector-switch-1
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