new here need help with 4 ohm speakers

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  1. David Kyser

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    I have a pair of Focal 6.5" woofers and tweeters. I plan on making 2 surround speakers with these (rear.) My delima is that these are 4 ohm speakers. I haven't purchased a reciever yet because non I have seen show 4 ohm capability. Is this a given or do I need a special reciever. I am a H/K fan but don't want to buy something that won't safely drive them. My budget is around $500. M
     
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    I recently looked into this same question...any H/K receiver built in the last 6 years at least will drive a 4 ohm speaker without problems.
     
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    Some receivers have a 4 Ohm switch, but yeah, any decent amp should be able to drive 4 Ohm speakers no problem.
     
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    It is a combo of efficieny and impedance load. If it is less than 90dbs, I would go separates. Receivers aren't built with a decent power supply to do this, hence the miserable measured performance we have been seeing as of late.
     

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