Receiver for Dayton 3's

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  1. Jeff_Heck

    Jeff_Heck Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I am just getting into Home audio, and am building Wayne's Dayton 3's. I am looking for a low cost receiver, as I am on the budget of a college student.

    I found the Denon 483 (1403) for 199.99 from etronics, so am seriously considering this.

    I am starting with just the two D3's, but will probably move to 5.1 in time. My question is, how well will this receiver work with the d3's? I know that they present a 4 ohm load, and that the Denon recommends a minimum impedance of 6. Is this something that I actually need to worry about, or should I just forget the minimum impedance?

    Thanks.
     
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    Jeff_Heck Auditioning

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    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
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    Jeff_Heck Auditioning

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    anyone at all?
     
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    Some receivers, even though they say 6 ohm minimum, can handle 4 ohm. The d3s can go fairly low on their own (I don't have d3 but have a BR-1, which uses the same drivers), which puts more demands on an amp. I don't have any experiance with the Denon, but I recently purchased a HK520 in anticipation of going to 4 ohm mains. I would try to fill-out the rest of your speakers with 8 ohm, to lesson the load on the receiver. Also, make sure you get one with pre-outs, so you have the option to go to a seperate amp, for the mains, in the future. Once you have a sub, running the d3s in small, can help reduce the load, as well.

    Posting on the Parts Express board might find more people actually using the D3 in HT.

    JohnS
     

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