What companines make receivers 4 ohm stable?

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  1. DerekSPL

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    I need a stereo receiver to power 2 speakers that want 150 watts each at 4 ohms. Any suggestions? Don't want to pay more than $200 if I can help it

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    That is a tall order at that price, certainly not a true 150wpc at $200. You will want to consider used, IMO. If you want a receiver, take a look at Harman Kardon and Onkyo's offerings, though I don't think they will hit that kind of power for that price new.

    A wattage rating on a speaker is typically a MAXIMUM before the speaker/x-over will fail, not recommended continuous power. Just because they are rated that way does not mean you actually need that much power, and TRUE wattage (not PEAK) may not need to be that high to get what you are looking for.

    If this is 2ch only, look around for the Marantz PM7000 integrated - It is rated at 150w x 2 @ 4ohms, and I picked mine up for $350.
     

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