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Quads with A/V

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by PEZ, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. PEZ

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    I've recently bought the Denon AVR-1804 and was wondering if it's OK to run a set of Quads with it. Since they are 8ohms and only 87d sensitivity I'm a bit worried.

    Perhaps you are thinking that they aren't right for an A/V setup?
    The thing is I can get them cheaper than what they sell for in England. I'm looking at the Quad 11s and 12s. A centre speaker would follow.

    However I have tested the Acoustic-Energy 3B evo and found them pretty good indeed. I also had a quick look at the Monitor Audio's bronze 4 system...any good with the Denon?

    Thnaks in advance:smashin:
     
  2. Noodle

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    I'm sure the Denon will run them just fine.

    Why not just buy the ones that sound best.
     
  3. Dimmy

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    I had a demo with my Denon 1803 and the Quad 11Ls and it was OKAY driving them. Not as successful as a specialist Stereo Amp but it did the job (however I only used this in 2 channel mode).

    Noteworthy that the poweroutput of the 1804 will more than halve upon driving five or more channels - can't see it posing too many problems though.
     
  4. pstables

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    I'm running a pair of 21L's with an L centre from a Pioneer 2011 and it drives them no problem at all.

    Very happy with it.

    Paul
     
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    Thnaks for the input, I'll audition them with it!
     
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    The Quad L range are fine musical speakers but on a sound per pound basis there are better alternatives out there,especially at AV package level.Say you were just after a nice stereo setup that looks class,a pair of Quad 11Ls would be great but for that price you can fetch a nice set of Kef Q series package-the AV7 which retails at £1300.The package consists of the Q7 fronts-top of the Q range and were rated very highly in magazines,Q1 rears,also well reviewed,QC centre and finaly a PSW2000(?)This set up will be a better bet for both AV and AV use as there is plenty more bottom end welly.Also,the Quads require a decent stereo amp to sound good with music,so will need at least a £800 AV reciever to do them justice.


    zoolander:D
     

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