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Dear Expert friends here,


My father bought me a Bose LifeStyle 12 system which includes a sub-wof, five satellite speakers and one subwoofer. I am now planning to buy a 3rd party amp to connect to the five speakers to enjoy DTS movies.


Somebody told me when connecting the amp with speakers, I need to make sure the "ohm" of the speakers and the amp should be set at the same setting. However, Bose refuses to disclose their spec. And a friend of mine told me if the setting is not properly set, either the amp or the speakers may get harm, is it true?


I know a whole system replacement is the best idea but my budget is so tight that I don't mind to keep using the Bose speakers although I know the pros and cons of them.


Any comments are highly appreciated!
 

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Any respectable amplifier will drive the Bose speakers. Most amplifiers do not have a ohm rating switch, however, having said that good amplifiers should be stable with loads down to 2 ohms or so.
 

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I'm not a 100% sure... nor have I tried or am a professional. The Bose lfiestyle speakers are based on the acoustimass modules. Which have a frequency response in the 200+ hz. When you attached these speakers to a regular receiver, hopefully your receiver has an adjustable frequency crossover for the sub. I believe most receivers are anywhere from 80-100hz (if there's no adjustable crossover), either you'll blow your boss speakers.. or you'll be missing alot of info. Anywhere from 80hz all the way up to 200+hz. The blowing of the boss speakers is what i've heard happen elsewhere..... so don't quote me on that.
 

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Thx for your info. Sounds I was too worry about the healthness of the speakers and receivers.


So does anyone here currently using Bose speakers with 3rd party amp? I want to seek for personal experiences from u guys.
 

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get him to sell the Bose setup and upgrade to a $360 Logitech Z-680.
 

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hahahha... yeah that'll work.


bucket: I know for a fact for the frequency info. Just not sure about the blown bose speaker statement.
 
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