I'm looking to upgrade from a Kenwood VR-401 5.1 A/V Receiver to something more modern. I've
been putting an unnatural amount of research into the latest receivers and I narrowed my selection
down to the Sony STR-DN1040.
This receiver seems to be perfect for me with 7.1 channels, built-in wifi, Airplay, plenty of HDMIs, and
a beautiful on-screen display. The only problem is that the official specs rate it at 165W x 7 @ 8 ohms
1kHz 0.9% THD 1ch. driven while the Kenwood is listed as 100W x 5 @ 8 ohms 20- 20kHz 0.7% THD
My 100W 8 Ohm speakers sound beautiful paired with the Kenwood receiver so loosing sound quality
when I upgrade is a HUGE con.
I downloaded the Sony STR-DN1040 manual and it said that the receiver can also run at 100W x 7 @
6 ohms 20- 20kHz 0.9% THD 2ch. I know running this would be better given the frequency range.
The BIG question here is wether or not there's a difference in sound quality running in the 6 Ohm
range vs the 8 Ohm range.
Thanks for the help, hopefully this is going to give me some peace of mind.
Edited by TheseusOfAthens, August 30 2013 - 08:40 AM.