Hi all. My first post here.
I'm in the process of setting up my HT with a RX-V1700 and would like to ask a few questions.
I've done tons of research here. I've searched and read what I could to educate myself on the whole shebang. It's nice to have a place like this to come and get tons of info on all manner of AV subjects.
I've pretty much settled on Monitor Audio Silver speakers RX Center (or Centre as the Brits call it), RXFX and either RX6 or RX8.
So here's my questions (and sorry for beating a dead horse): Can (or should) I run 4 Ohm speakers with the RX-V1700?
The RX6s have an impedance of 6 Ohms, the RX8s 4 Ohms. The RX Center and RXFX are 6 Ohms
It would only be the L&R at 4 Ohms the rest at 6 Ohms.
Also, I have read that when using 4 Ohm speakers that the receiver should be set to 8 Ohms. True?
From the Owners Manual I get that I can use 4 Ohm speakers but I'm wondering if I should
. Would there be any clipping? Any drawbacks to using 4 Ohm speakers up front?
If anyone has any advice or experience with this if would be very much appreciated.
From the Owners Manual:
If you are to use 6 ohm speakers, set “SPEAKER IMP.” to “6ΩMIN” as follows BEFORE using this unit. 4 ohm speakers can be also used as the front speakers.
Thanks in advance!Edited by KnifeGuy - 7/8/12 at 1:46pm