Sorry for my complete lack of knowledge regarding electrical and audio componentry, but can anyone please explain to me how OHM's factor into speaker selection, and in setting up a Surround Sound system?
I want to create a Surround Sound system using existing stereo speakers. I know this may not be ideal solution due to possible mismatching, but it's the best I can do for now, financially.
What I have so far is a set of front speakers at 8 ohms. The satellite speakers are 6 ohms. The receiver I'm buying recommends 8 ohm speakers, but does have a switch setting for 6 ohm speakers.
So I'm wondering if I CANNOT use 6 ohm and 8 ohm together? If I do, is there a downside?
Also, I'm wondering if this OVERALL system would be a decent match sound and performance-wise?
Any recommendations, including subwoofer and rear speakers (for a guy on a budget)?
Pioneer VSX-D914 (6.1 Digital A/V Receiver)
- Surround Power: 110W x 6 Channel
- Stereo Power: 110W x 2 Channel
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- Dolby Digital EX
- DTS 5.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
- DTS 96/24
- Pro-Logic IIx
- Analog to Digital Conversion: 96KHz / 24-Bit
- Digital Analog Conversion (DAC): 192KHz / 24-Bit
Toshiba 57HX94, (57" CRT RPTV w/ HDTV Tuner)
CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER:
Onkyo Fusion AV S-35
- 12" High Power Polypropylene Woofer
- 4.5" Ferrofluid Cooled Cone Midrange
- 3" Ferrofluid Cooled Polyester Film Dome Tweeter
- Automatic Thermal Overload Protection System, Self Resetting
- 110 watts power handling
FRONT L/R SPEAKERS:
- 10" high compliance woofer
- 4" liquid cooled mid
- 3" liquid cooled tweeter
- Crossover points, 1,000 HZ, 3,000 HZ
- Impedence: 8 Ohms
- Frequency response: 40 HZ-20,000 HZ
- Amplified power: Min. 5 Watts/Channel RMS, Max. 130 Watts/Channel RMS
- Sensativity: 90db @ 1 watt/1 meter
SATELLITE L/R SPEAKERS:
- 4" paper mid/woofer driver
- Minimum Frequency Response: 70 Hz
- Maximum Frequency Response: 20 KHz
- Max Output Power: 50 Watt
- Minimum Input Power Rating: 10 Watt
- Maximum Input Power: 50 Watt
- Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohm
REAR CENTER SPEAKER(S):
To be determined
To be determined