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Safe to use 4 speaker with Technics Receiver?

Hello, does anyone know if it is safe to connect and play X4 Wharfedale Diamond Speakers simultaneously with my Technics SA-GX350 Receiver? The Wharfedale Speakers are rated at 6 ohms impedance. The Maual for the Technics Receiver states that when X2 speakers are connected they can be between 4-16 ohms, but when connecting/playing X2 PAIRS of speakers their ohms must be between 8-16 ohms. Hence my concern ad the speakers are 6 ohms. Would this set up cause the Teceiver to overheat ? Would really appreciate any advice please? Stephen.

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    Stephen Murphy Nov 23, 2014

    Thanks for your efforts so far. The problem is that the receiver manual States NOT to connect speakers LESS THAN 6 Ohms when using 4 speakers at the same time. ALL 4 of my speakers are only 6 Ohms. I need to know will connecting and playingALL 4 speakers SIMULTANEOUSLT cause damage to the Receiver AND/OR THE 4 speakers ? Many thanks, Stephen.

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    Stephen Murphy Nov 23, 2014

    Thanks FastHarley but the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers definitely are 6ohms impedance. It states this in the manual and historically the vast majority of Wharfedale speakers have rated at 6 ohms impedace. Still not sure if I should risk trying this but it would be great to see how great it might sound. It's a but like having a turbocharged engine with the turbo but being inaccessible! Many thanks thus far. Stephen.



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The best thing to do is place a VOM meter to confirm that there are 6 ohm speakers

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