Pioneer VSX811s

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  1. ChadLB

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    What are your opinions on this receiver?

    I had the Onkyo TXSR600 but had too many issues that I returned it.

    Anyone know why my friend who has the pioneer 711 and runs
    Deftech BP2006TL the pioneer shuts down at high volumes when he runs just speaker wire to them...but it is fine if you run rca cable(using LFE) and speaker wire?

    Thanks:b
     
  2. Steve Adams

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    the pioneer receivers are great. i would recommend them highly. your friend is experinceing what happens when you load up the receiver with a 4 ohm load. he reverts it back to an 8ohm load when using both cables, so the amp doesnt cut out.
     
  3. ChadLB

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    That is what I thought on the wiring but wasn't 100% sure.
    SO he can either keep it hooked up with both wires or go to a different receiver that can due 4 ohms.
     
  4. Steve Adams

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    thats correct. but why change the wiring. just keep it running 8ohm, and it will be fine. they are great receivers. worse comes to worse, get an amplifier and use the pioneer as a preamp....
     
  5. ChadLB

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    Any suggestions on a receiver for my friend in place of the pioneer that is in the same price range but will be able to handle the Def techs.
     
  6. Stephen Hopkins

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    I'd look at the Panasonic HE200, Denon 1803, and Denon 2802. Both a little more than the 811s (around $50 - $75 online), but both also build like tanks and can handle 6ohm, and probably even 4ohm loads.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. ChadLB

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    Thanks I will let my friend know that.
     
  8. Alf S

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    Another vote for the 811 [​IMG]
    Sounds great for all my music and movie needs.
    Alfer
     
  9. ChadLB

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    Hey alf didn't you own an outlaw 1050 before?

    What was the reasoning of switching receivers?
     
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    Yep I did own the Outlaw.
    I got tired of the subwoofer hum it produced when I used it's S-Video inputs, plus I wanted more features (Component inputs) more digital inputs etc.
    The Outlaw was nice, but considering the amazing strides HT equipment has made in such a shot time frame, I felt the time was right to move into something different.
    It didn't hurt that the Outlaw sold on Ebay for more than what it cost me to buy my 811 [​IMG]
     

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