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Old 06-19-2005, 11:55 AM   #1  
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Default The whole OHM thing? (Creating a Surround from various speakers)

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
  • DTS-Neo6
  • 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)
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

Marantz SP103
  • 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

Yamaha NS-E60
  • 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

To be determined
To be determined
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