Can someone explain this for me please

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  1. NickC

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    Hello,

    I am thinking about buying a new receiver(Denon 3802/or 4802) to replace my older receiver a Yamaha(v1103) that I had bought in 98. The speakers I am currently using are 4 ohms and my current receiver can handle that, but the two Denon receivers can do either 6 ohms or 8ohms, but not 4 ohms, is this going to be a problem, would I have to buy new speakers?

    Thanks

    Nick
     
  2. Mike boettner

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    i have a couple questions for you,

    do you like your speakers?

    why arent you staying with yamaha?

    how do you know they will do 6 or 8 ohms?
     
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    I like my speakers, and my Yamaha doesnt have DTS or DPL2 or DD 6.1 or DTS 6.1
     
  4. Mike boettner

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    i ment getting a new yamaha, they will do 4 ohms!

    my yamaha is only pl1(talk about old)i cant wait to get a new yamaha gotta save up for it ,though!
     
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    Which yamaha would be in the same price range as the 3802 with comparable features?
     
  6. Mike boettner

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    i do believe the rx-v1200 is about $800 msrp

    rx-v2200 is about $1200 msrp

    yamaha site is down right now, but both these recivers are brand new and have 6.1 and PLII

    not to mention that the new flagship dsp-az1 is comming out mid next year(2002)!!!!!! its what im saving up for!!
     
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    thanks for the info, yeah I see that the site is down, unfortuantly I am a college student and the money I have available would not be near what i need for the top of the line receiver
     
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    how much can you get the 3802 for?
     
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    about 700 or less
     
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    if you would like to stay yamaha the rx-v1200 would be it.

    but it sounds like you can get a deal on the denon, i like yamaha's signal processing too much to go with any other brand but if you want to get the most bang for the buck go for the denon!
     
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    I could get the yamaha for much lower then the retail also, I guess it is soemthing that I have to look into a little more
     
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    research it untill your too tired to go on, then decide on what to get with all the facts you have gotten
     
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    a hifi store salesman told me that Denon uses the same internal stuff as Yamaha, but Yamaha's line is slightly newer. can someone verify this?
     
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    Instead of saying...."Can someone explain this for me please....." - can you please state your exact question in the header?!?!?!?

    I think I speak for most people in this forum that "Teaser Headers" are frowned upon.

    State your question in the header and you will probably get more responses.
     
  15. NickC

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    I wasn't trying to tease people into reading my post if thats what you are suggesting
     
  16. Frank Chang

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    NickC

    I just purchased a Denon 3802 about 3 weeks ago (replacing an old Yamaha receiver also). My 2 side and 2 rear speakers are 4 ohm and custom installed so I had the same concerns. Denon addresses this question in their FAQ section of their web page and says they will drive the 4 ohm speakers with no problems. I have had no problem so far with my 4 ohm speakers, but only in use for 3 weeks.

    I think you'll be fine.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Frank, I think I am going to go with the Yamaha RX-V2200 anyhows right now.
     
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    repost: Does Yamaha = Denon?
     
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    Nick, Try and audition any of the new H/K models. They drive 4 ohms no problem and I'm simply blown away by the sound of them; they sound like pre-power combos. They use a dual power supply design so there's no compromise to the main channels when you turn on the surround. Their D/A converters are outstanding sonically too.

    Some of my clients told me they have been able to get the AVR520 at $600.00US from J&R in New York which sounds like an awesom bargain to me. They sell for $1600.00CAN up here in the North.

    That's what I'd buy right now.
     

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