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#293171 - 02/20/10 01:16 PM Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s?
sgtpepper Offline
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Got a pair of M80s coming my way and I'm wondering if my current receiver will be capable of driving them. I also have the VP150 and QS8 surrounds if that matters. The specs for my receiver are linked below. Any advice or opinions on the matter?

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/P...ivers/VSX-92TXH

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#293175 - 02/20/10 02:11 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: sgtpepper]
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Welcome sgtpepper,
It likely depends on how loud you listen and how large your room is. The ICE amps in the other Pio Elites seem to be ok with M80's, but correct me if I'm wrong, this amp is not the ICE design, right?

It will most likely be fine at 'regular' levels, but at loud levels if your room is large is where the question comes into play. Perhaps someone else that has this receiver will chime in?

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#293178 - 02/20/10 02:40 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: cb919]
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Thanks for the reply. I do not think it's an ICE design. Some people say that it can drive 4 ohm loads fine and others say no way.

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#293182 - 02/20/10 06:05 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: sgtpepper]
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Pioneer is not usually amongst the group of receivers recommended for driving the m80's. That being said, you likely won't have any problems... just have to try it out.

How far away from your speakers do you sit and how large is your room?

If you did run into problems you could always add a 2 channel amp later if needed.
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#293204 - 02/20/10 08:05 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: terzaghi]
sgtpepper Offline
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Well the room is about 16x14x10(ceiling) ft. However, there is a large opening to the kitchen and to a hallway leading to the rest of the house. So the room is pretty large. I plan on getting a 2 channel amp eventually, I was just hoping it wouldn't be so soon. I'll give it a try when the speakers get here (probably about 2 weeks) and I'll give yall an update on how the Pioneer holds up. But I would still love to hear of anyone that has any experience using my receiver with M80s. If it ends up being a problem, I'll still have my M60s to use until I can afford the dedicated amp so all won't be lost.


Edited by sgtpepper (02/20/10 08:06 PM)

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#293207 - 02/20/10 08:33 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s [Re: sgtpepper]
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I think I've heard of someone using that receiver with M80s, but I can't be certain. I'm pretty sure the Pioneer Elites generally seem to work ok with M80s.


EDIT: I need more qualifiers in there.


Edited by kcarlile (02/20/10 08:34 PM)
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#293208 - 02/20/10 08:55 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s [Re: Ken.C]
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Welcome to the forum sgtpepper.

The Pioneer Elite seems like a very capable AVR. Just make sure not to run the AVR beyond its limits and you should be fine. Your room is not that big (listening distance) so I don't think there will be a problem. Any problems like the AVR shutting down would likely happen at very loud playback levels.

Enjoy your new speakers!
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#293216 - 02/20/10 10:36 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: sgtpepper]
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Sarge, welcome. Any modern HT receiver is capable of driving the M80s. The question would be how loud and how long. From your description it appears that the VSX-92TXH should be able to supply a listening level to safe limits at your listening position.
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#293250 - 02/21/10 01:24 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: JohnK]
sgtpepper Offline
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Thanks for the input fellas. I will give yall an update when I get my speakers. I ended up finding them used for $635 shipping included. Pretty good deal eh?

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#293264 - 02/21/10 03:32 PM Re: Pioneer Elite Receiver capable of driving M80s? [Re: sgtpepper]
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What speakers did you get for that price?
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