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Would there be a problem with mixing speakers with different ohm ratings. Besides making sure the amp can handle it is there some other reason not to do this? The reason I ask is that I have a set of nice bookshelf speakers that are 8ohm and a set of 4ohm speakers that have an input and output so you can daisy chain speakers. I appreciate any advice.
 

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It depends on the receiver in question, You would not only be reducing the Ohms down to as low as 2ohms but adding a high load if you want the same volume level as before. If its a high end receiver or your driving it with an external amp you could probably get away with it as long as you dont push it.
 

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I am running the ep2500 as I just use my reciever as a preamp. I think it would be more like 3ohms anyway or am I wrong about that? If I try it I will keep an eye on the amp to see if it's getting hotter than usual.
 

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Even 4ohm speakers can dip down to below 3ohms Thats why THX Ultra 2 certification requires the receiver/amp to handle 3.2ohms.
 

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Got ya...:T
 
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