- Apr 17, 1999
...I was hasty, and I spoke prematurely. There, I said it.:b It's not that I don't still love my Panny XR50 in my main system, it's just that when I attempted pairing another Panny XR50 w/ my new satellites, the results were less than stellar. So I'll have to revert back to analog to power the new speakers. Anyway, I'm putting together a secondary system in a small bedroom measuring roughly 12ft long, 12ft wide, and 8ft high. My Yamaha satellite speakers are rated at 6 ohms w/ a low sensitivity rating of 85db. I've narrowed the receiver choices down to the Yamaha HTR-5740/5840 or the Onkyo TX-SR502. I was looking at the front sticker of the Onkyo and it's advertised as being "6 Ohm Capable". Does that mean that it will do a better job driving the 6 Ohm satellites? Or will the Yamaha receiver do just as good of a job w/ the speakers? I really like the Yamaha sound, but I can get the Onkyo cheaper ($178 shipped for a factory REFURB), plus it has a much nicer remote. Anyway, I'd appreciate your help.