Originally Posted by gnojham
i have the 867
i built some towers (dayton8's which are awesome)
towers are 4ohm, so i switched the 867 to 6ohm mode.
page 18 of the manual says "when the unit is configured for 6ohm speakers, 4ohm speakers can be also used for the front speakers"
so, im cool there
i am ready to build a center channel and some surrounds.
wanting to build 3 of the dayton 3. they are also 4ohm.
each cabinet has 2 drivers. each driver is 50 watts RMS/75 watts max, SPL: 88 dB 1W/1m. they will be wired in parallel. info on the diy page for the speakers state the speakers are about 89 dB 1W/1m. i would post a link to the diy page, but i dont have enough posts, sorry
when i was researching the receivers, i had a big concern about driving 4ohm speakers. most suggestions were to not worry much about the speaker ratings considering the price point i was at, but i erred on the side of caution and got the 867 because of the advertised ability to handle 4ohm.
so, how worried should i be now with adding a 4ohm center and 4ohm surrounds?
not knowing much about how everything works, im under the impression that the surrounds wont get nearly as much work as the fronts, so the 4ohm load isnt much of a concern for the surrounds. the center however, im guessing might be more of a problem, but again, i have no idea.
i will be using the setup for music as well as movies and current music volume can reach -10db at times (depending on mood).
i know one of the 867 output configurations is 2.1 (right?) which would eliminate all concerns about the surrounds and center (right?)
anyway, basically, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being terrified, how worried overall should i be about using 4ohm center and surrounds with my 867?
thanks in advance