Originally Posted by Roll
Checked this unit out. Perfect. Except..... the speakers are 4 ohm. I called Phillips tech support and after asking about attaching 8 ohm speakers to their unit was told they can not recommend that. As to just what I might expect as a result I got no help; only that I should not hook up the 8 ohm speakers to the unit.
They did suggest I use their speakers but I can't imagine hanging them from the ceiling with doublebacked tape or slings of some sort. LOL
Disappointing, I thought I had the solution in that model bluray.
I agree with BarryD0706, putting the 8 ohm speakers on a 4 ohm unit will not harm it. Putting 4ohm speakers on a system designed for 8 om doubles power draw and increases current which would do harm. In your case it should work. You will just need to have the volume up a bit more than if you used the 4 ohm speakers. Crank it up to insure at the higher levels you do not get distortion. If you do not like the sound...return it. What the article I sent you the link for is saying is that systems designed for 8 ohms or 4 ohms take into consideration the divided equivalent ohms...you do not need to worry about that...it is in the design. What they wanted to stress was the risk of putting 4 ohm speakers on a system designed for 8 ohms doubles the power which increases the current in the power supply which means heat and heat is the enemy! If its a poorly designed power supply it could fail. If it is good design it could handle it...and units at this price level are NOT robust. Now, as to quality of sound, it is subjective...that is, does it sound good to you and your DW. I was a Sonarman on SSN submarines so sound is my strength (I'm too critical). The best description I can give is the more power an amp is capable of means that you have great sound fidelity at the LOWER sound levels/volumes, and low, about 1/3 level is where you want to listen. The more power (level) you use meansyou could start to introduce distortion unless you have a VERY well designed/built amp.
Hope this helps.