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Old 20th June 2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Can I modify speakers to suit receiver

I'm a newbie at this so please forgive what maybe a stupid question.

My receiver has gone in for repair twice (under warranty) and the repairman has said that the problem is caused by overheating due to running 6 ohm speakers instead of 8 to 16 ohm.

He says that I have to buy new speakers. Is there anyway to modify the speakers to get them up to 8 ohms so they match the receiver?

Hopefully this has not been answered before. I did a search but could find nothing.
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Old 20th June 2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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You can solve the problem by simply put a 2-4 ohm power resistor (10-25watt) in series on each speaker. The frecvency response will be slightly modified, not bad at all (just a little more bass).
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Thanks very much for your reply DorinD, very much appreciated.

Would 10-25 watt power resistors be alright when my receiver is 120W RMS per channel?
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Old 20th June 2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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Originally posted by BarcodeBob
Thanks very much for your reply DorinD, very much appreciated.

Would 10-25 watt power resistors be alright when my receiver is 120W RMS per channel?
Should be OK even for 120W.
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Old 21st June 2006, 03:56 AM   #5
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Should be OK even for 120W.
Thanks DorinD. Thats solved a big problem for me, much cheaper than buying new speakers.
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