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(newbie) 2 question for Denon 3802

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Paulson, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Chris Paulson

    Chris Paulson Member

    Jun 4, 2002
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    Hi y'all
    Newbie to this board and have been researching the basics of setting up my HT since I made the substatial investment (according to my paycheck) in this receiver and the Polk RM7500 speaker set. I had some questions regarding the Denon 3802 receiver that I am guessing someone here can answer:
    1. Looking at the Denon website, they listed under the 3802 receiver listing, something "new" relating to the receiver. I opened it up and it gave me a listing of "RC Codes"
    2. This is probably a basic question, but what are the second set of power rating listed for this receiver, or any receiver as a matter of fact, in the power amplifier section. Listed for the Denon are: (front only for example purposes.
    110 + 110 (8ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, .05% THB)
    150 + 150 (6ohms, 1kHZ, .7% THB)
    I was just curious on these questions so anybody that can help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2001
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    Not sure about the 1st question but for the 2nd:

    If your speakers are rated at 6ohms then the amp will push 150watts vs the 110 for an 8ohm load. HTH...Mike
  3. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
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    mike's right, but notice that for the 6ohm load, you're running .7thd. that's significantly higher than .05 for the 8ohm load.
    there's plenty of argument about whether someone can hear .7thd -- much less .05thd. in any case, the lower the better.
    here's a good explanation of what thd is:
    i have no clue what that rc code thing is...trippy.

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