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#325539 - 10/14/10 06:17 AM AV Receiver choice
Tony Offline
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Hello,
I'm a new user leaving Paradigm / Anthem products and getting ready to purchase Axiom speakers. I need to get a good AV receiver that can handle these 4 ohm speakers. I'm going to get M22 on walls and VP 180 center with QS4 for rears. I'm looking at Yamaha or Denon. Any suggestions and model recommendations would be appreciated. In converse, I can give plenty of insight on any paradigm / anthem / rotel products. I've had them all in the past.

Tony

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#325544 - 10/14/10 07:22 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: Tony]
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Denon is somewhat the favorite around here, because all their models seem to do well with 4 ohms.

Welcome to the forum, btw!
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#325547 - 10/14/10 07:59 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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The Pioneer Elite models do well with 4 ohm load also.

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#325555 - 10/14/10 09:50 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: CatBrat]
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I have an entry level denon and had no issues driving M80s + VP180.
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#325558 - 10/14/10 10:37 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: bdpf]
Tony Offline
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I would love to get the Pioneer SC37 but I read on avsforum that people have had issues with Pioneer CSR when they have run into problems running the axiom speakers. Any truth or concerns with this?

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#325563 - 10/14/10 11:20 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: Tony]
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What's CSR?

I know we've got some members with Elites, but I don't recall if any have M80s
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#325566 - 10/14/10 11:26 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: Ken.C]
tomtuttle Offline
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Why on earth wouldn't you continue to use your Anthem and/or Rotel gear?

Nobody ever seems to complain about anything with the Denons.

M22's are really a pretty easy load, so any decent receiver should do the trick. Just set a budget and find something that has the features you like.

Grunt is using a newer Onkyo to drive M80's with good results. I have an Onkyo 805 with M60's and am very satisfied. Even their mid-level models now seem to include network capability and can often be had as refurbs for an excellent price.
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#325569 - 10/14/10 11:59 AM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: Tony]
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Hi Tony,

The Pioneer Elite models seem to be fine with 4-ohm loads. Besides Denon, the other brands that historically have had no trouble driving 4-ohm loads include Rotel, NAD, Harman/Kardon, Sherwood Newcastle, and upper-level Onkyos and Yamahas. It's the old Onkyos with ultra-sensitive protection circuitry that balked at 4-ohm loads. More recent models of Onkyo and Yamaha in the mid-to-upper priced range don't seem to have that problem.

Regards,

Alan
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#325570 - 10/14/10 12:12 PM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: alan]
Ken.C Offline
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Please note, the world will be ending shortly. Alan just recommended an Onkyo.
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#325571 - 10/14/10 12:20 PM Re: AV Receiver choice [Re: Ken.C]
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I just recovered from that recommendation too! Buy Onkyo stock while it's low!
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