Silvos Posted February 20, 2010 Share Posted February 20, 2010 I just bought a pair of RF-3 an RC-3 and a sub for 375.00, good deal?.... When I connected them to my Sony receiver, they did not sound what I anticipated. I have one those home theater in box kits DAV-HDX576WF. I checked the specs and its rated at 143 watts per channel at 3 ohms. I also have a Pioneer A-35R which is rated 60 watts* per channel, min., at 4 ohms. Huge, Huge, Huge difference using the Pioneer A-35R the speakers really come alive. < br /> The Pioneer A-35R also says this: Speaker Impedance When speaker systems are connected to only SPEAKERS A or SPEAKERS B terminals, such speakers should have rated impedance in the range of 416 ohms. When speaker are connected to both A and B terminals, they should have a rated impedance in the range of 8 32 ohms. < br /> I have several questions: < br /> -Can I damage the RF-3's using the sony amp at 3ohms? < br /> -Whats the minimum ohm rating for the RF-3s; for that matter is there a minimum or a maximum? < br /> -When I connected the speakers to the Pioneer I used the B terminals. I'm shy about running wires to both A and B posts and then connecting the speakers to those wires. Is this how I would get 8-32ohms? Or would I simply use the A terminals and then have both A and B switches turned on, on the font of the unit? Is the connection done internally or externally? Should I even connect the RF-3s to use 8-32 ohms? < br /> I'm kinda confused about the ohms. I checked the spec sheet on the RF-3 and it does not give the minimum impedance values Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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