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Will M&K S-150s blow up my Yam Z9!?!

Ru55

Standard Member
ARRRRGH! Someone please help!

Iv finally decided that M&K 150s are going to my new Front left, right and center!

Iv listened to them but the hifi store didn’t have my amp (Yamaha DSPZ9) so I had to listen to them on a different amp! :eek:

But iv been assured my Z9 will do them justice, though feel im only being told this as they want the sale! My Z9 is rated at 6 - 8ohms and the M&Ks are 4ohms and I hear are very thirsty for power!

I spoke to Yamaha technical today and his words were:

'SHOULD BE OK'

Errrrr, ok! Doesn’t fill me with confidence!!!

Has anyone used the M&K S-150s with a Yamaha Z9 or similar ohm rated amp???

Will they sound better being used on an amp with the correct ohm rating!?!

Pls help guys!! :lease:
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Hi

The Z9 is THX Ultra 2 certified so will be fine with the M&K's. To pass this certification it has to be capable of driving speakers with impedance loads down to 3.2 Ohms. :)

Yes, they do like power but the Flagship Amps like the Z9, Denon A1SRA etc will all run them well.
 

Ru55

Standard Member
OWwwwwwwwwww!! Good news!!!

Thanks for ya reply Jase
 

30CenturyMan

Active Member
I wouldn't rule out adding a power amp at some point. Passive M&Ks love power.

Benefits of more power will include smoother sound and increased dynamics. :)
 

Ru55

Standard Member
The 150s would have to impress with my Z9 alone, cus if I buy them im not going to be able to afford a power amp for a long time!!
 
R

recruit

Guest
The S-150's are great speakers Ru55 and IMO some of the best i have heard for Home Cinema, the Z9 is a very capable amp and will have no problems running them.. :thumbsup:
 

Ru55

Standard Member
Cheers recruit

Your kit list is mind blowing mate!! Did you sell your wife and kids!?!
 
R

recruit

Guest
Ru55 said:
Your kit list is mind blowing mate!! Did you sell your wife and kids!?!

Thanks Ru55 - Fortunately i do not have a wife and kids !

I did used to have a Z9 though and loved it, great amp :smashin:
 

JohnnyScot

Active Member
Russ,

Hopefully my list of kit below will answer your question!

I really struggle to run my Z9 at a volume higher than about -10dB for any sustained period of time, just too loud! So the Z9 had ample headroom left when driving the 150s.

Enjoy - I know I do.

John
 

cliveuk

Active Member
hi RU55, i have a yamaha RXV-1500 connected to a pair of dynaudio audience 52`s and they are 4ohm and it drives them without any problem at all.
i had the same problem i spoke to yamaha and they said it would be ok just to make sure i selected the lowest setting on the amp which is 6ohms
 

Ru55

Standard Member
Cheers guys!

Cliveuk, when I spoke to Yamaha they told me to leave my amp on 8ohm setting!?! :confused:


JohnnyScot Ya put my little mind at ease!!! Great kit list bet you didn't have to sell your wife and kids like recruit though! :)

Cant wait to get me 150's now, goin to try n' distract the staff with a shiny suite and run out the store with one of their M&K subs! I hear there heavy, so my plan might not pan out! :thumbsdow
 

cliveuk

Active Member
well i was told to set it to the lowest setting by yamaha :rolleyes:
this makes sence i suppose because the amp is driving 4 ohm speakers so i guess it would find it easier if set to 6ohm, id double check with yamaha or maybe someone here can offer some help
 

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