Matching Amp with new speakers

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Ponzone99

Audiophyte
#1
I am looking for new speakers and like RBH’s SV661 and SV661C but noticed they are 6 Ohms and my amp (Emotiva XPA Gen 3) is 8 Ohms. Is this compatible or do I need to select different speakers. I know that RBH SV61 are 8 Ohms but the SV 661C is still 6 Ohms. I am not sure if any of these choices work. Any recommendations?
 
Bucknekked

Bucknekked

Audioholic Field Marshall
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#3
I am looking for new speakers and like RBH’s SV661 and SV661C but noticed they are 6 Ohms and my amp (Emotiva XPA Gen 3) is 8 Ohms. Is this compatible or do I need to select different speakers. I know that RBH SV61 are 8 Ohms but the SV 661C is still 6 Ohms. I am not sure if any of these choices work. Any recommendations?
I applaud you for asking a question like this BEFORE you plug something in and attempt a smoke test.
Lovinthehd is correct, you should be fine because the Emotiva can handle it.
I had a similar situation when I bought my new speakers and did buy a newer, larger AVR to handle the lighter load. Always nice to check first and avoid a bad situation.
 
AcuDefTechGuy

AcuDefTechGuy

Seriously, I have no life.
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6,432 14 6
#4
I am looking for new speakers and like RBH’s SV661 and SV661C but noticed they are 6 Ohms and my amp (Emotiva XPA Gen 3) is 8 Ohms. Is this compatible or do I need to select different speakers. I know that RBH SV61 are 8 Ohms but the SV 661C is still 6 Ohms. I am not sure if any of these choices work. Any recommendations?
The SV661 have a sensitive of 90dB/2.83v/m and can handle up to 200W. So pretty much any 100W amp will do. Even the 100wpc AVR will do fine.
 

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