Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Castro Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
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I have a display in a showroom, currently using a friend's (no longer needed) AVR-5803, driving a pair of Totem Rainmaker 4 ohm mains, and a Rainmaker 8 ohm center. I'll never have surrounds in this display. Though this AVR is a beast, and can easily drive 4 ohm speakers, I want to replace it with a new AVR (doesn't accept HDMI, OSD requires separate connection, remote is the size of a brick and unintuitive beyond imagination). I'm currently having Oppo 93 do all bass mgmt.
System is never played loud (businesses on either side). 99% of the time speakers are playing background music from Sonos. Will the AVR2312 drive these 3 speakers okay? If not, what will be behavior? How about the AVR3312? Obviously the AVR4311 is the optimum choice.
Also, the 3312 is the first AVR with pre-outs. If the 3312 can't handle the load, I know I can add a stereo amp, or a couple monoblocks, but am ideally looking for a standalone AVR for the task (cost and simple connection). Thanks.