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# 140647 16-Feb-2014 14:15
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I have an old Philips MCD 710 that has dead speakers, but I have a few 6 Ohm Sspeakers that I want to use. The Philips says 4 Ohm on the back. Can I connect the 6 Ohm ones? Will it do any damage?

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  # 988259 16-Feb-2014 14:58
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You can connect 6ohm speakers with no risk to the speakers or amp (provided that the amp is not faulty).
These impedance measurements are only nominal anyway.
You may have slightly reduced power output from the amp, but you probably won't notice the difference.


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  # 988261 16-Feb-2014 15:00
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Should be fine - amplifiers will normally specify a minimum speaker impedance to prevent excess current draw damaging the output stage.

Not good to use a lower impedance than the amplifier specifies.


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  # 988262 16-Feb-2014 15:03
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it will be fine

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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