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#323806 - 09/25/10 11:13 AM M80s with Denon AVR 1911
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Hi everybody. I'm new to this forum and I'm happy to have found such a large knowledge base.

Anyway, I have a pair of M80s on the way and wanted to ask if anybody has direct experience with the Denon 1911 and how it can handle these speakers.

I have a medium sized room and no subwoofer. I plan to use my faithful M3s as surrounds until I get something more adequate.

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#323810 - 09/25/10 12:12 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: entre2aguas]
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Historically Denon's have shown to have very robust amp sections which is why they are so popular(esp with 4 ohm speakers), however, their have been some concerns brought up reg'ing some of their new amps not being as strong as some of their previous ones. This was brought up a few weeks ago with one of the mid-level Denons which was tested recently...I'm not sure which thread it was brought up in, maybe someone remembers where it is. Used within it's limits, the 1911 *SHOULD be fine, however.
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#323812 - 09/25/10 12:16 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: Adrian]
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Was that on this forum Adrian? I don't remember seeing it.
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#323813 - 09/25/10 12:20 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: fredk]
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Yes...it was actually the replacement for the 2809, I believe it was the new 3311. It caught my attention since I own the 2809 and have had no issues driving the M80s and HT with mine.
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#323815 - 09/25/10 12:30 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: Adrian]
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Hmm... search doesn't show anything for the 3311.
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#323816 - 09/25/10 12:32 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: Adrian]
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My 1804 ran my M80s with no trouble in my 3300 sqft room. I would be very surprised if the 1911 doesn't work equally as well, as Adrian mentioned, within limits. Meaning your room isn't huge ( you mention medium but one's medium is different for everyone) and you don't listen at extreme levels all the time.
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#323817 - 09/25/10 12:34 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: fredk]
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I did find a thread on the 3311 specifically, but it wasn't the article I was thinking of. For some reason, I thought the link was from Dr.house.
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#323819 - 09/25/10 12:36 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: Adrian]
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The reason I ask is that, so far, I have not come across a single first person reference to a Denon failing to handle a 4 ohm load.

Hmm... PSB makes some 4 ohm nominal speakers. I should check out with my local dealer what they drive them with. They carry mostly Denon receivers.


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#323820 - 09/25/10 12:38 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: fredk]
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Neither have I, that's why the article stood out.

I can't see any Denon having issues at listening levels it was designed for.


Edited by Adrian (09/25/10 12:50 PM)
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#323821 - 09/25/10 12:51 PM Re: M80s with Denon AVR 1911 [Re: Adrian]
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Thanks for all the input, I find it reassuring.

My room is 1500 cubic feet, to be more specific. I also cannot use very high volumes since I am in an apartment building.

Now, I noticed that the 1804 specs state: 90 W pc (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <.08%THD) and 125 W pc (6 ohms, 1 kHz, <.7%THD). I think it's similar if not the same for the 1911.

Does this mean that the receiver will deliver more power at lower ohms? Is this done automatically?

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