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#258884 - 05/01/09 08:46 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
I would see if other 607 owners have had issues with driving the 4ohm m80's. Other than that, I agree with Ken.


I already asked about the Onkyo 607 and M80s here

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=256057#Post256057

Everyone seems to think the Onkyo will be fine. It's actually scheduled to be delivered today, so I'll be hooking them up today and can report back maybe by Monday if the 607 can drive the M80's without issues. I'll give it the weekend for tv, movies and music before judging.
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#258889 - 05/01/09 10:15 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: shag]
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awesome news, hope you enjoy your rig.
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#258893 - 05/01/09 11:14 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: SirQuack]
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Great! I look forward to hearing how the M80s work with the 607.

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#258910 - 05/01/09 12:39 PM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: Scott64]
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I am equally interested in how the 607 handles the M80's! Waiting to hear with baited breath.

Followup question though: at what point would it be absolutely necessary to upgrade to a more powerful receiver? When you add the surrounds? Or could the 607 handle the M80's plus 2 surrounds?

- Sam
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#258943 - 05/01/09 05:54 PM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: Golden]
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Bah, the receiver came today but I can't take an hdmi signal and output thru component cables and I don't have the new tv yet. No down-conversion. I'm not sure what I was thinking. So setup will be delayed a while. I'm not interested in disturbing my current setup for the weekend if I can't do it right. Probably Monday I'll hook up the M80's, VP150 and QS8's and play them all day and see how they handle everything.

On the big plus side for me, the Onkyo is 5 inches less in depth than my HK AVR630. So this means the Onkyo will fit into my cabinet and I don't have to put it all the way on top on my entertainment center.

 Originally Posted By: Golden
Followup question though: at what point would it be absolutely necessary to upgrade to a more powerful receiver? When you add the surrounds? Or could the 607 handle the M80's plus 2 surrounds?

- Sam


If the Onkyo 607 doesn't have any problems driving the M80's, there shouldn't be any problem driving a center, surrounds, rear channels and a second zone.
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#258949 - 05/01/09 06:38 PM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: Scott64]
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If are worried about price on that sub (axiom's are just too steep for my wallet) arguably the best value subs on the market are Hsu Research (.com) subs.
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#258954 - 05/01/09 07:13 PM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: shag]
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Update: Disregard my last post. I hooked everything up leaving the old dvd player and the component cables and digital coax in place. I'll worry about getting the PS3 hooked up when I get the new tv. So, it looks like I'll see how everything works fine over the weekend.
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#259107 - 05/03/09 01:47 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: shag]
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That's good to know. I was worried that if the M80's were drawing 4 (or 3) ohms it might cause problems when combined with the other surrounds and centers that are drawing 8. Maybe just push the receiver too far. So it's good to hear that it would not be a problem!

Still looking forward to that review \:\)

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#259110 - 05/03/09 02:14 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: Golden]
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Sam, another thing to keep in mind is that the impedance of the M80s, as shown in the NRC measurements , is only near 4 ohms in the bass. The majority of the frequency range shows a higher impedance, and if the typical practice of rating speaker impedance at an average number was followed, the M80s would be rated higher than 4 ohms(and the occasional near-hysteria over the point might be avoided).
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#259131 - 05/03/09 10:24 AM Re: Building a home theatre incrementally [Re: JohnK]
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Those charts are pretty informative. I suppose I have less and less of a reason by the day to not drop more money for a whole system rather than a stereo setup... haha damn.
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