I know this question has been asked, and I've read a lot about it, but I'm sure answers change based on specific speakers.
I was running two systems - a 2 channel, and a HT. I was forced to consolidate, purchased a center channel speaker to go wtih my Sony SS-M9's, will run my preamp using the HT Bypass and hook the receiver up for the HT setup. I think that, even though I am mostly a 2 channel guy, Sony SS-M9's as front speakers will be BADASS. I was able to find a SUPER RARE center channel that matches it. it is called the Sony SS-M1CN speaker. It's hard to find info - tried to scan some thigns about it but it didn't come out well. here's a website i found discussing it:
It includes scans of the manuals, etc. The question is specific - I am currently running the MM9's off of my Odyssey Stratos - no problems there. I do NOT have another amp to run the other 3 speakers (Will use Polk RT800's as surround, mostly because of lack of choices), and the SS-M1CN as a center. It states that it is a 6 ohm speaker with an 89 db sensitivity. It will be pushed by a HK354. I know that running a 4 ohm speaker with an 8 ohm receiver is VERY bad (A million threads regarding LSI's as evidence). What about a 6 ohm speaker, and only one speaker. In the future I may be able to grab a cheap monoblock amp to push just the center, but now, it is impossible. If the volume is not ear-bleeding, will it be a problem?
Thanks in advance.
Also, thanks to all who provided info regarding my HT Bypass issues!