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6 ohm speakers - 8 ohm amp

Just bought speakers that are 6 ohm but my amp only supports 8 or 16 ohm, is this going to give me any problems/damage.

What are the issues??
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    Behringer INuke NU3000 amp 2 weeks old failed at the start of it's second gig. Outdoor festival, setting up at 6am, weather cool but humid, amp was mounted in a road rack and had spent the night in the van, running mono with 8 ohm load. I had just sound checked and everything sounded great. Just before the first act with no audio running through the amp, there was a moderately loud 'pop' followed by no audio to the mains. Condensation?

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This is a tough one due to the info at hand, but I'll take a stab at it.
I'll assume that your amp is not a tube-type amp. I'll also assume it is a relatively recent "solid state" design. If those assumptions are correct, connecting a 6 ohm load to an 8 ohm amp should not cause significant overheating or amplifier instability.

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