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M80s with Denon AVR 1911
#323806 09/25/10 03:13 PM
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Hi everybody. I'm new to this forum and I'm happy to have found such a large knowledge base.

Anyway, I have a pair of M80s on the way and wanted to ask if anybody has direct experience with the Denon 1911 and how it can handle these speakers.

I have a medium sized room and no subwoofer. I plan to use my faithful M3s as surrounds until I get something more adequate.

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entre2aguas #323810 09/25/10 04:12 PM
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Historically Denon's have shown to have very robust amp sections which is why they are so popular(esp with 4 ohm speakers), however, their have been some concerns brought up reg'ing some of their new amps not being as strong as some of their previous ones. This was brought up a few weeks ago with one of the mid-level Denons which was tested recently...I'm not sure which thread it was brought up in, maybe someone remembers where it is. Used within it's limits, the 1911 *SHOULD be fine, however.


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Adrian #323812 09/25/10 04:16 PM
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Was that on this forum Adrian? I don't remember seeing it.


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Yes...it was actually the replacement for the 2809, I believe it was the new 3311. It caught my attention since I own the 2809 and have had no issues driving the M80s and HT with mine.


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Adrian #323815 09/25/10 04:30 PM
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Hmm... search doesn't show anything for the 3311.


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My 1804 ran my M80s with no trouble in my 3300 sqft room. I would be very surprised if the 1911 doesn't work equally as well, as Adrian mentioned, within limits. Meaning your room isn't huge ( you mention medium but one's medium is different for everyone) and you don't listen at extreme levels all the time.


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fredk #323817 09/25/10 04:34 PM
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I did find a thread on the 3311 specifically, but it wasn't the article I was thinking of. For some reason, I thought the link was from Dr.house.


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Adrian #323819 09/25/10 04:36 PM
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The reason I ask is that, so far, I have not come across a single first person reference to a Denon failing to handle a 4 ohm load.

Hmm... PSB makes some 4 ohm nominal speakers. I should check out with my local dealer what they drive them with. They carry mostly Denon receivers.

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Neither have I, that's why the article stood out.

I can't see any Denon having issues at listening levels it was designed for.

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Adrian #323821 09/25/10 04:51 PM
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Thanks for all the input, I find it reassuring.

My room is 1500 cubic feet, to be more specific. I also cannot use very high volumes since I am in an apartment building.

Now, I noticed that the 1804 specs state: 90 W pc (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, <.08%THD) and 125 W pc (6 ohms, 1 kHz, <.7%THD). I think it's similar if not the same for the 1911.

Does this mean that the receiver will deliver more power at lower ohms? Is this done automatically?

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