Question: Denon receivers and speaker impedance

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by KevinO, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. KevinO

    KevinO Stunt Coordinator

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    As far as I can tell all of Denon's receiver manuals state that they can accept speakers rated at 6 ohms and up. But the home theater FAQs on Denon's website state that all of their receivers won't have a problem with 4 ohm speakers. What gives? I'm thinking of getting 4 ohm speakers for my center and fronts, but am being careful before I do.
     
  2. Earl J

    Earl J Stunt Coordinator

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    KevinO, I can't give you a technical answer. However, I can tell you that I have M&K 750 L/C/R speakers that are rated at 4 ohms. I power them with my Denon 3802 and have never had a problem. I have listened to movies like TPM, Matrix, Saving Private Ryan, and many others at reference level for over 7 months now and am quite happy with what I've been hearing.

    You will probably get better quality sound if you use your denon as a pre/pro and find a decent 3 channel amp (parasound, rotel, adcom, etc) to power your L/C/R speakers but I think you'll be very happy with the denon alone.

    Earl
     
  3. KevinO

    KevinO Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Earl. I have a feeling I may be a little paranoid.
     

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