RX-V620 into 4 ohms

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  1. ChristopherD

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    Can the Yamaha RX-V620 drive a 4 ohm load? I've checked the manual, but can't seem to find this info. I'd like to mate it with GR Research A/V-2's.
     
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    Check the specifications in the back of the manual. It will tell you the power rating and at what ohms.

    That said, it is generally not a good idea to run 4-ohm speakers with an A/V receiver.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Christopher;

    The Yamaha RX-V 620 will drive 4 ohm loads. Problem is some 4 ohm speakers dip into 2-3 ohms at certain frequencies, but that is a story for another day.

    You will find an 8 ohm - 4 ohm switch on the back of the receiver. I tried this (only move switch with the unit OFF) on my DSP-A1 to drive my 4 ohm speakers and it actually degraded the dynamic range, so I switched back to the 8 ohm setting where it sounds best.

    Happy listening!
    JaimeB
     
  4. ChristopherD

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    Thank you for your responses. Interesting point re: the switch and what sounds best.
     

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