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^^^^+1 That was brought up earlier, but the op rejected the idea. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Yes, using an AVR with a smaller internal amp would be good, if connecting a power amp.
Just make sure that cheaper AVR has preouts. That is one reason I've steered away from the latest HKs. Of their last 6 AVRs, only the 3600 has preouts.
But don't except that speaker company to tell you the truth about the true ohms.
If they are being honest, they will tell you to use a power amp. I would trust an independent review of specs before I would trust published specs by the manufacturer.
Its rather like many AVRs, amps that are OVER rated. I read about one amp that was suppose to be 250 wpc. But when I looked at the specs, it was 250w w/one channel driven. With two channels driven it was only 180w. A full 70w less.
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