Kenwood VR407 or Denon 1601? I have the 407 and can get the Denon..is it worth it?

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  1. Luis Gabriel Gerena

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    Well is moving from the 407 to the Denon an upgrade or a downgrade? I am happy with my receivers performance "movie wise" but when I try some music it seems not play as loud and will actually go into protection mode if push too hard which is a bummer since I have 4 towers that can be push way over the "over rated" receiver's power (100Wxchannel).
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  2. Mike LS

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    Sounds like your speakers' impedance rating is too low for your receiver to handle.
    Most Kenwood recievers are rated for 6 ohm speakers. If your towers are rated @ 4 ohms, that may be why the unit is going into protect mode when you try to drive it hard.
     
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    Nope they are 8ohms speakers (Acoustic Research 318PS) with a good enough sensitivity rating of 90db. Its real odd but consider that the 100W per channel rating is definitely not all channel driven ...maybe is with only one channel! I read from the Denon that it has discrete power supply for each channel or something like that.
    [Edited last by Luis Gabriel Gerena on October 15, 2001 at 05:59 PM]
     

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