Originally Posted by tua09788
wow...this thread is for real...ha...i was wondering if anyone has either the sc-05/sc-07 hooked up to 4ohm speakers, and what they think about it...I'm thinking about purchasing Vienna Acoustic Baby Beethovens or Mozarts for the fronts...and eventually adding to this system with other Vienna Acoustic stuff...http://www.viennaacoustics.at/produc...cert_grand.php
tua....glad you enjoy the thread. We've inspected, dissected, circumspected the SC series probably more than any other AV piece in any of these threads. We've had "pros" stop by, as well as real world testing. Glad we can be of help. Dave Vaughn with UltimateAV used M&K 4 Ohm speakers for his listening tests using an SC 05 with very positive results. CraigD13 is using very hard to drive Magnepan MMG 4 Ohm speakers with the same results using an SC 05.
Regarding break-in. Again, referencing Dave Vaugn's tests, the SC 05 "mellowed" with a bit of warm up. I experienced the same thing. I made mention of this in an earlier post. But, once I fire up the SC 05 from "off" and get past all the "splash screens" of a movie, it's sufficiently warmed up.
In my listening tests, mine began to mellow a bit after about 100 hours of use and about 50 hours of "pink noise" break-in. I would say that right now, after a month of nightly use, it's more mellow than when I first hooked it up. I'm using 6 Ohm speakers with moderate efficiency.
As always, depending on your room, your experiences may be different. I know my room isn't "live". I've got carpet, thick seating areas, normal ceiling height.
If you've got yours set up in a room with hardwood/tile floors, high ceilings, lots of hard, reflective surfaces, things may sound a bit bright.
thebarnman....thanks for the explanations regarding the REL. As mentioned, I had heard of REL. I just thought they were another subwoofer manufacturer. Clearly, they are doing something different in that realm, though. Still not sure I can wrap my arms around what they're doing, but interesting, nonetheless.