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#122095 - 12/28/05 01:06 AM M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
Alex44 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
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Loc: Westminster, CO
To match with these??? Suggestions please....oh Axiom newbie here.

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#122096 - 12/28/05 03:07 AM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
The general recommendation is a receiver from Harman Kardon, Denon or NAD since those brands tend to work reliably with the 4 ohm load presented by the M80s.

While you don't strictly NEED a lot of power to drive M80s most people match the 80s with a reasonably powerful receiver or amp, so for HK maybe the 435 or higher, Denon 2805 or higher, not sure what the current NAD models are.

Between those three brands, you would normally choose based on other things like specific features you were interested in, whether you liked the interface and remote control, what brands your local retailers carried, and even trivial things like looks.

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#122097 - 12/28/05 11:11 AM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
Alex44 Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
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Loc: Westminster, CO
Thanks for your reply. I have been reading, reading and reading and the Yamaha RXV 4600 looks to be a very nice candidate.
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#122098 - 12/28/05 11:42 AM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
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Just note that some Yammy's have gone into protection mode when driving 4ohm speakers.

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#122099 - 12/28/05 12:59 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
Welcome Alex.

I really feel that I get the most out of my 80s with a separate amp. They will run on a Denon 3805 with 120watts published.

All of this IMHO!

Do do have a budget?

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#122100 - 12/28/05 02:49 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
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Registered: 04/05/05
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Loc: Oakton, VA
... or Rotel receivers. Rotel is an entry level to High-end audio and you get get RSX-1056 receiver for a little over 1K. (msrp USD 1300).
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#122101 - 12/28/05 03:34 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
In reply to:

Do do have a budget?




Do YOU have a budget?

Sorry, I have the flu.

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#122102 - 01/10/06 07:26 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
Richie Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
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Loc: IL, USA
I run four M80ti's with my Denon 3805. The Denon has no problems with the 4-ohm speakers, even though the manual refers only to 6 and 8-ohm speakers.
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#122103 - 01/10/06 07:41 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
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Registered: 08/24/03
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Loc: East Bay, California
Richie,
I am the same a you I run (4) M80ti's (1) Vp 150 and (4) QS8 with a Denon 3803 all at the same time and no problem at all.
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#122104 - 01/10/06 08:35 PM Re: M80ti's ...what 's the best receiver
Richie Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 137
Loc: IL, USA
Koiman:

That's a nice 9 speaker system! I think later this year I will get two QS8's and turn my 5.1 system into a 7.1 system and use all seven channels of the Denon 3805. How do you power the 9 speakers in your setup? Isn't the Denon 3803 a 7.1 channel amp? BTW I am really impressed that the Denon 3805 can drive four 4-ohm and one 6-ohm speakers and not break a sweat!
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