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My father-in-law has an old DVD Player/Home Theater All in one (Panasonic SA-HT95) and just got a new TV and wants to get a Blu-ray player...

He doesn't want to have to upgrade EVERYTHING but the DVD Player only has the White/Red RCA inputs so he can't get surround sound through it (to my knowledge)....

So I either need to get him a new receiver that will handle the 6 Ohm speakers he has... or find a blu-ray home theater in a box ...

So my question is - are there any REAL receivers that would actually handle that - or do I have to start from scratch?

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Most any model can handle 6-ohm speakers. In the Denon line look for last year's 1613 or the new E300 that just got released. You can review both in the 2012 and 2013 threads linked in my sig.

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The subwoofer included with the SA-HT95 is unpowered, meaning that it won't work with an AV receiver. They all require powered subwoofers, so he'll also need to replace that.
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Most any model can handle 6-ohm speakers. In the Denon line look for last year's 1613 or the new E300 that just got released. You can review both in the 2012 and 2013 threads linked in my sig.

I assume a 1612 would work too? That's what I have and maybe I could sell him that one and upgrade mine smile.gif

I figured that about the Subwoofer too... I assume a cheapo one would work considering their speakers aren't exactly incredible smile.gif
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Yes, a cheap subwoofer will work as long as it's powered, not passive.
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My father-in-law has an old DVD Player/Home Theater All in one (Panasonic SA-HT95) and just got a new TV and wants to get a Blu-ray player...

He doesn't want to have to upgrade EVERYTHING but the DVD Player only has the White/Red RCA inputs so he can't get surround sound through it (to my knowledge)....

So I either need to get him a new receiver that will handle the 6 Ohm speakers he has... or find a blu-ray home theater in a box ...

So my question is - are there any REAL receivers that would actually handle that - or do I have to start from scratch?

As a general rule, 6 and even 4 ohm speakers aren't a challenge for modern AVRs. Some even have power ratings for 2 ohm loads.
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I assume a 1612 would work too? That's what I have and maybe I could sell him that one and upgrade mine smile.gif

I figured that about the Subwoofer too... I assume a cheapo one would work considering their speakers aren't exactly incredible smile.gif

Yes, the 1612 is designed to power 6-16 ohm speakers so no problems at all. If you're looking for an inexpensive sub, look at the following .....

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-8-inch-60-Watt-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B009GUTJ34

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