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Front speakers for Denon avr 3802

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Robert Farestve, Apr 27, 2005.

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  1. Robert Farestve

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    I have been looking for new front speakers for my Avr 3802 receiver. What i have in mind are Canton Karat M90 DC. They are 180w RMS but the 3802 is only 110. What i've been wondering is, will the amp be able to run them decently. Keep in mind i will be upgrading the receiver in the near future.
     
  2. Flimber

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    Don't worry about speaker ratings. They're misleading. Your speakers will be fine, as will your amp.

    Welcome to the forums !

    Mike.
     
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    speaker power ratings barely mean squat, its the impedence that should be looked at imo.
     
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    Could yo tell me which is better 4 ohm or 8 ohm please?
     
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    One is not better than the other.

    4ohm speakers are more difficult for the speaker to drive. So an amp with a "better" power supply is required if you ever feel the tendancy to "pump up the volume".

    Having said that, the speaker impedance rating are nominal. They are not flat across the whole frequency range. Speakers that are rated at 8 ohm may drop down to 4 ohm at particular frequencies.
     

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