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#389919 - 02/20/13 09:22 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: GregLee]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10499
Greg, if you studied the independent lab report on the Onkyo which was linked and the similar reports there on the Pioneer units, you'd "see"(literally)the basis for the conclusion.

Of course, it was you who started this present "discussion" by resurrecting a 12-year old thread. Hence, the comment about your apparent excessive concern in this area.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#390031 - 02/23/13 12:12 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
radtek2 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 78
Loc: Yelm, WA
Ahh, its nice to be back listening to you folks again, its been a while since my last visit.
I drive all my Axioms (front stage M80s and VP180) with a NAD T785HD and haven't ran into any issues at all. This is in a fairly large space and I can crank it to ear bleed levels...the NAD is more then capable.
M80s VP180 QS8 SVS PC13 Ultra & 20-39PCi
NAD T785HD Oppo95
ADA 1500 Amp
Pio 151

#390908 - 03/12/13 03:40 AM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
PatCase Offline

Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 35
Loc: Guelph, Ontario
I use the m80s as two channel speakers and have them connected to two Quad 909s and a Quad 99 pre.

#391629 - 04/02/13 07:12 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
AdrianD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 85
Loc: Maple, Ontario
I've used two receivers to drive my M80s as a test; the crappy RCA (rated 8 ohm) one "died" in 10 minutes while the Yamaha (rated 6 ohm) "passed out" after 30 minutes or so. This was done at very loud levels with party music.
I had the M80's running at the same levels for a few hours on my 4 ohm rated Emotiva monoblocks without any issues whatsoever.
I guess it all depends what are looking for; for every day use most receivers should work.
M80 v3, 2 x Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks, XPA-5, UMC-1 PrePro
Pro-Ject RPM Genie, Carver C2 Phono Preamp

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