AV Receiver selection and re-use of speakers

Kevin Davies

Standard Member
Folks :-
I am looking to replace an LG DVD all in one 5.1 system with a Blu-ray player and AV receiver. The blu-ray player has already been acquired and my cunning plan is to get an A/V receiver now and upgrade the speakers later when finances allow.

a. I've read somewhere that the speakers may not be compatable - they're rated at 4 ohm / 235 watt so I'd have thought they'd be OK?

b. The Denon AVRX500 and Pioneer VSX323 seem to tick the boxes with a preference for the pioneer due to the 4K support and the four HDMI inputs at the back. Does anyone have any experience of these?

c. There will be complaints from the other half if she has to stick another box on to watch Coronation St. Does the pass through on the pioneer allow the sound to be passed through to the TV without the AV receiver being switched on and am I right in thinking the Denon does not have that facility?




Established Member
if they are indeed 4 ohm's then you should be able to use them...though you'll have to be very careful with your crossover setting though or you'll kill them immediately..
The subwoofer may be a different kettle of fish depending on whether it was some sort of hub for everything else.
I'd imagine most modern av's will have the passthru feature..


Distinguished Member
4ohm would be too low an impedance for the level of receiver you are considering. It is also unlikely that the speakers you already have include an active as opposed to passive subwoofer? You'll require an active sub with its own powr supply and onboard amplification.

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