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4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
#430229 10/02/18 05:29 PM
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I am attracted to a system comprised of L, R and a Center channel only. A subwoofer is a definite "maybe" at some time in the future, but more likely not.

Intelligibility of center channel dialogue seems lacking with my present set up which is M22 On-Wall for L&R plus a VP100 for the center.
The receiver is old but is in perfect working order and has adequate power with 100 watts/ch. But, the owner's manual clearly states
CAUTION
Use speakers with the SPEAKER IMPEDANCE indicated by the speaker terminals"


Those terminals are, needless to say, labeled 8-16 ohms.

So, it seems clear. Not recommended. Even forbidden!

I'd like to use M80 On-Wall and a VP180 without buying a new receiver, but . . .
What would the most economical receiver be that can safely handle these 4 ohm Axioms? I am not concerned with extreme SPLs in my living room.

Re: 4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
TerryD #430230 10/02/18 05:38 PM
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What receiver are you using?


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Re: 4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
Mojo #430231 10/02/18 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted By Mojo
What receiver are you using?

It is listed in the post title


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Re: 4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
TerryD #430232 10/02/18 05:46 PM
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Lol. Thanks.


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TerryD #430233 10/02/18 06:01 PM
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That receiver has an overload detection circuit in it and will annunciate "OVERLOAD" on the LCD panel. If you keep it well-ventilated and don't crank it, it will be fine. Many of us use M80s with receivers not rated for 4 Ohms.


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Re: 4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
TerryD #430270 10/05/18 06:08 PM
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Total Harmonic Distortion of 0.8% and a frequency response of only 40-20000 Hz? I'm sorry, but your speakers aren't the problem, your receiver is.

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Re: 4 ohm Axioms with a JVC RX-6000VBK Receiver?
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The 4 ohm Axioms won't hurt the sound, it'll just put the receiver at risk; and as Mojo said, that receiver should go into protection if you're driving it too hard (e.g., loud).

I don't think the frequency response is the problem, because center channel complaints usually occur above 20-40 Hz that the JVC lacks. The THD doesn't bother me too much either. I think the problem is the lack of a calibration feature on the receiver.

TerryD, you might consider getting a receiver that can be tuned; almost all of them have that now. (I'd look at Yamaha, Denon, or Marantz).


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