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#105554 - 07/24/05 01:11 PM Re: new system
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I ran a set of M80's for a short time with a RX-V1 with no problems. The Yamaha you have is a step up so I would be shocked if you had any problems.

Don't get all caught up in the 4ohm thing. Anything decent in todays world will be fine with it.

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#105555 - 07/24/05 01:15 PM Re: new system
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what about the sub and the surrounds ?? are they adequate ? i read lot of stuff on SVS........how do they compare with the EP 600?

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#105556 - 07/24/05 01:16 PM Re: new system
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From Ultimate AV:

In reply to:

The Yamaha Rx-Z1's stereo analog frequency response, left channel measured from the CD input to the speaker output, was -0.03dB at 20Hz, -0.09dB at 20kHz, and -0.41dB at 50kHz. The Dolby Digital response (optical input to speaker output) measured -0.05dB at 20Hz and -0.18dB at 20kHz, left channel; the center channel was virtually the same. With the left surround channel set to Small, the response was -3dB at 91Hz and -6dB at 69Hz. The A-weighted signal/noise ratio measured 100dB. THD+noise in stereo at 1W into 8ohms measured 0.007% at 20Hz, 0.009% at 1kHz, and 0.006% at 20kHz. At 2W into 4ohms, THD+ noise measured 0.005% across the board. With five channels driven, the Rx-Z1's power output at clipping (1% THD+noise) measured 137 watts per channel at 1kHz and 132Wpc at 20Hz, left channel measured to the nearest watt. Driving all channels into 4ohms, the Yamaha clipped at 188Wpc at 1kHz and at 169Wpc at 20Hz. With two channels driven at 1kHz, the Yamaha clipped at 153Wpc into 8ohms and at 258Wpc into 4ohms.




They got it to clip which is fine with what they do, but there is no mention of the receiver shutting down as a result of the 4ohm load. Like I said, you will be fine.

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#105557 - 07/24/05 01:21 PM Re: new system
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In reply to:

what about the sub and the surrounds ?? are they adequate ? i read lot of stuff on SVS........how do they compare with the EP 600?




I have no experience with Axiom subs but I have owned SVS and HSU and I'm currently running a HSU. Either of them are great sub manufactures that offer subs that will do everything you could ever want them to do.

As for surrounds, figure out what you want for mains first and then go from there. The QS8's would be a good choice or you can also go with a full range speaker. It all depends on you.



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#105558 - 07/24/05 02:02 PM Re: new system
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thanks for your reply, i was getting worried about the 4 ohms thing. and my manual said 8 ohms... if you had to choose between the three subs........dollar for dollar and performance which one would you recommend..also any specific models for SVS and HSU that you recommend

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#105559 - 07/24/05 02:11 PM Re: new system
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EDIT! I found your room size.

I would say the EP500 would work but I have no first hand experience with it. After that, I would look strongly at the the SVS PB 12 or the HSU VTF-3 MK 2. But as I mentioned before, you won't go wrong with anything from SVS or HSU.

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#105560 - 07/24/05 02:14 PM Re: new system
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"room size 25x15x12"

in his frost pist.
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#105561 - 07/24/05 02:14 PM Re: new system
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its 22x17x11
i will go with the M80 for fronts and VP 150 for center
thanks

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#105562 - 07/24/05 02:15 PM Re: new system
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Yeah I caught it after and did the fast edit to save face! .............but he has now posted a different size?

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#105563 - 07/24/05 02:16 PM Re: new system
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Well, damn, I keep on being too fast. Sorry guys!
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