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#425888 - 06/26/17 07:51 PM VP180
Rjlitho Offline
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I just received the VP 180 paired with the ADA 1500 .Does the amp know that the speakers is 4ohm ? Soon to come is he M100'S .

RJ

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#425899 - 06/28/17 12:29 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Rjlitho]
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Like me, I don’t think the amp knows anything, lol.
Damn fine choices though.
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#425901 - 06/28/17 09:35 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Rjlitho]
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Hi Rjlitho,

Well-designed separate solid-state power amps like the ADA 1500 do not have to be "set" to a specified impedance such as 4 ohm or 8 ohms. Unlike many receivers these days, they do not have current-limiting impedance switches, which severely cut the receiver's power output to prevent overheating driving a 4-ohm load. Solid-state power amps have sufficient heat-sinking and cooling so they can easily drive 4-ohm loads without shutting down or limiting their power output.
So just connect your VP180 and enjoy its high-quality sound without worrying about its 4-ohm impedance.

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Alan

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#425905 - 06/28/17 07:38 PM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
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Thank you Alan .

RJ

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#425942 - 07/03/17 10:13 PM volume concerns [Re: Rjlitho]
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I am looking for information on if something can limit the volume .I feel like there is a restriction on my volume I have to go pretty high on volume control .AV receiver is Yamaha RX A850 running 4 QS8S .ADA 1500 Running VP 180 and a smaller pair of speakers for left and right. Maybe its just my ears.

RJ

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#425947 - 07/04/17 02:43 AM Re: volume concerns [Re: Rjlitho]
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Just out of curiosity how loud (-20?-10?0?) and how far away are you from your 180 and closest qs8?


Edited by brwsaw (07/04/17 02:43 AM)
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#425953 - 07/04/17 07:06 PM Re: volume concerns [Re: Rjlitho]
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Brwsaw ,
10ft fro VP180 - forgot to mention this is when listening to music only .QS8s are behind me and 3 ft in front .My small speakers are small two 4inch mids and 1 tweeter .I am hoping to splurge on a pair of M100S very soon .I thought with the amp it would make a difference .It sounds about the same when hooked up to AV receiver .I am assuming the small speakers do not help .

RJ

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#425954 - 07/04/17 09:31 PM Re: volume concerns [Re: Rjlitho]
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how big is the room you are in. Small speakers are for small rooms and moderate listening levels. Big speakers for everything else. I cant turn my M80's up anywhere near full output, you definitely need to talk to the department of finance (wife) and order some M100's.
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#425956 - 07/04/17 10:10 PM Re: volume concerns [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Working on it .Im pushing it with ADA 1500 VP,180 AND 4 QS8S this year .Im pushing my luck because now she has an open cheque for herself now .

RJ

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#425957 - 07/04/17 10:15 PM Re: volume concerns [Re: Rjlitho]
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Room size is 18' x 18' x 7.5'

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