Marantz 2220b handle less than 4ohm speakers?

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  1. Aaron Howell

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    I'm giving my adire bang!(3.6ohm to 8ohm) speakers to my father and picking up a reciever to go with them. The 2220b's go pretty cheap on ebay, so they are a prime target.

    I was curious if it can handle less than a 4ohm load. Everything I've read has stated 20wpc @ 8ohm. I had a marantz sr2000 that could do both 4 and 8 ohm, but I know there is a big difference between the sr series and 22XXb series.

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. Aaron Howell

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    I just noticed I put 4ohm in the topic, but I meant to put 8ohm. Could a moderator please fix this for me?
     
  3. TomCW

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    Should work fine, just keep the volume at a reasonable level and don't block the vents. The vintage Marantz's are built like tanks, my 2230 is still running strong after 30 years. I blow out the dust and clean the switches and controls annually.

    Tom
     
  4. Aaron Howell

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    I won't be the one in control of the volume though! [​IMG]

    I built them in his basement. Two days after they were done I went over to pick them up. I knocked and there was no answers so I used my key to get in. He was cranking them in the basement and my stepmother was grateful I was picking them up cuz "He's been at it ever since you left!!!"

    He's been asking me about them ever since I took them home. [​IMG]
     

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