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#2442 - 04/04/02 12:35 PM Ohms
Anonymous
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Excuse my ignorance, but I'm wondering how a Denon AVR-4800 A/V receiver (no other amp, at least not yet) would match up with the M80s - I'm mostly concerned about the M80s being set at 4 ohms. Would the M60s be better suited for this machine? (I live in a 800 sq. foot loft, if that matters at all in terms of overall dynamics). I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts.

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#2443 - 04/04/02 09:35 PM Re: Ohms
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Basically you have a VERY GOOD receiver and you should have no problem running a pair of M80s from it. I don't know if there is a speaker ohm selector switch on the back or not and if there is, you should set it to the lower setting for the M80s. But I would recommend that you do not use two sets of front speakers at the same time (A and B speakers) when you use speakers of such low impeadnce. You could risk driving the amp with a load that would approach 2 ohm or less and that would not be good! The receiver has (6 I think) separate amps for HT so there would be no effect on the center or surround channels. The low impedance problem would only occur on 2 sets of speakers driven by the same amps (front L and R channels).

If you have the $$$ - I say go for it!


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#2444 - 04/05/02 11:07 AM Re: Ohms
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Hi Anonymous,

You have a large space to fill, so the 125 watts per channel of your Denon should be ample to drive the M80ti's to realistic levels without approaching amp clipping. Denons tend to be fairly bulletproof with low-impedance loads. I always recommend buying as much power as you can afford, especially for those moments when you may want to crank it up (parties?). Just don't get carried away.

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