Receiver to power Diva's

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  1. MichaelJ

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    I am looking to replace my current receiver.I just ordered the Diva.s 4.1,2.1 and the C-3 also the SVS 25-31PCi. I have about $500.00 to spend.I would like some feedback from any who own these speakers I am concerned about the 6 ohm for the 4.1s .Will I have to set all the speakers to the same ohm,s the others are 8 ohm,s Is this a problem. Onkyo, Yamaha,Integra, Marantz I will be 60% music/40 H.T. Thanks Michael
     
  2. John Tompkins

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    Michael,

    If your speakers are fairly hard to drive and you are 60 %music. I would look at something you dont have on your list which are the HK recievers. They have strong underated amps in them that will drive inefficient speakers and also sound the best on music in my opinion. Onkyo is nice for ht but a little brittle for music {at least the 797 which I owned}. You could pick up the HK 520 for around 500.00 online. You might also put the denon 2802 on your list as well, very nice warm sound for music and ht.
     
  3. MichaelJ

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    John thanks for the advice I have been hearing some good things about the H.K. I also read a post about the Denon.s that was not too favorable with regards to music and I think that they are a bit over priced.
     
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    Chung,

    I should have said high five hundreds. Its sells for about 575.00-600.00 at b&d electronics, crazzy eddies, dirt cheap audio and video...
     
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    Chung,

    Do a search on yahoo shopping and you will find B&D and dirt cheap. Also I gurantee you could talk crazzy old eddie down a bit on his "FIRM" price of 617.00.
     
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    Michael, AV123 used the Outlaw receiver in their 2000 CES demo. Other Diva owners use Onkyo & Denon receivers with no problem what-so-ever. Just hang in there a while and I am sure they will chime in. [​IMG]
    PF
     
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    Right now I am using a cheap Sony SRT-DE 845 (rated at 100 watts x5)to power my Divas. I have the 5.1's C3, the 2.1's will be arriving in about 3 weeks, they are back ordered. I played the 5.1's and C3 all weekend with some Sony sattelite speakers as my surrounds and I had enought power for now. You will love your Divas and I am sure mine will get better once I upgrade my receiver.
     
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    I am using the Sony as well and have no problems driving the Divas. Mine are all 8 ohm, but I have read a lot of the Diva posts, and many are using the Denon 2802's and 3802's successfully with their 4.1's.

    Russ
     
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    I've read through the entire parts I,II,III and unoffical Diva threads over at AVS forum (hmmm...over 2,000 posts) and haven't read anything about anyone having any problems running their Divas. I even had my ancient Pioneer receiver running the 6.1's, C3 and 2.1's with no problem before my Denon 3802 arrived. I sure if you go with any middle of the line receiver of the brands that you mentioned you'd have no problems running your Divas. BTW what is your current receiver?
     
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    I don't think you'll have any problems running the Diva's off of any good quality receiver. Since you listen to a bit more music than HT, I'd suggest looking into Marantz.
     

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