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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2009, 11:58 
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So I kind of jumped in too soon on trying to make Adam's 1.618 3-way and Center channel speakers. I have the lumber and was ready to order the drivers when I started thinking about he ohms. I remembered that Adam was saying that these speakers are 4ohm speakers and most amps are 6 to 8 ohms. As far as a receiver goes I don’t have a lot of money to spend on one. I would like to stay around 200 to maybe 300. I know back when I was in college we used our party money to buy some nice Klipsch 3way speakers (I’m not sure on the ohms on those) but we had a Yamaha receiver that powered them really nicely.

So I guess my question is I would like to buy a Yamaha or Pioneer elite for around 250, but will they power these speakers ok? Are there any other receivers in that price range you might suggest. Or any other DIY 3-way speakers that are 8ohms?

Thanks for the help, sorry I’m a newb to the board so I’m not sure where to post this.


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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2009, 22:39 
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Hi Timmer and welcome to the forum.

Just make sure that the amp you buy can handle a 4 ohm load. Look up the specifications online before you buy one.
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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2009, 14:04 
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So went to the Yamaha web page and looked the manual for the RX-V465 and this is what it said about 4 Ohms

Dynamic Power (IHF)
[U.S.A and Canada models]
Front Speakers 8/6/4/2 Ohms ...........................110/130/160/180 W

So am I safe to assume that this means that the Receiver?


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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2009, 16:58 
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That will work well. It will drive them with no problem.
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