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Passive centre speaker for surround

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I'm looking to replace the centre speaker in my surround sound set-up. It's a passive speaker that was bundled in one of those home theatre surround packages that i bought around 10 years ago. Do i have to replace it with a passive speaker specifically labeled for centre or can i just use any passive speaker?

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A lot of those "mini" speakers have extremely low impedances, such as 2 or 4 ohms.  Your average speaker has 8 ohms.  So, it all depends what your amplifier is rated to drive.  You can replace your center speaker with one of higher impedance, but I don't recommend going to a lower impedance.

 

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I'm looking to replace the centre speaker in my surround sound set-up. It's a passive speaker that was bundled in one of those home theatre surround packages that i bought around 10 years ago. Do i have to replace it with a passive speaker specifically labeled for centre or can i just use any passive speaker?

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The centre speaker is rated as 3ohm. I will try to look for something with a higher impedance then. Thank you for your reply
 

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Why do you want to replace the centre channel loudspeaker?
What are you trying to do?
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