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Hello all,

So I recently got these speakers from a family member:
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Acoustic-Research-PL100-5.1-Home-Theater-System/3344683/product.html

I know they're old but you can't beat free. 

What I want to do is hook up my PS4 and Sony Bravia KDL40 to these.
I figured I need a receiver but I don't know much more than that. 
Thanks in advance.

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These are 4-ohm speakers and the majority of lower end (<$1000) receivers are not designed to power 4-ohm speakers at volume levels much above average TV listening levels. If you prefer louder movie listening levels you would be better served getting a set of 8-ohm speakers. Find out what the family member was using to power them and what volume levels they used. What is your receiver budget?

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If they were high end 4 ohm speakers then yes buy a amplifier that can power 4ohm speakers? For a HTIB that cost £121? Not
worth it.

Some of my speakers are 4ohm...but not low end stuff

Krell Evolution 900e x 7

Bose Jewel speakers.

 

Jealous of my speakers?

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Hello all,
So I recently got these speakers from a family member:
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Acoustic-Research-PL100-5.1-Home-Theater-System/3344683/product.html
I know they're old but you can't beat free. 
What I want to do is hook up my PS4 and Sony Bravia KDL40 to these.

I figured I need a receiver but I don't know much more than that. 

Here's something that is in the same price range as the street price of the speakers and will work pretty well:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavr1513/denon-avr-1513-5.1ch-home-theater-receiver-3d-ready/1.html
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Thanks for the advice everybody. I honestly don't think these were used prior to my acquisition. I'm definitely not looking to spend a lot and the denon looks good for what I'm trying to do. The ohms were something that concerned me, from my experience with guitar gear I always heard mismatched ohms led to damaged gear. Would I damage the speakers or the receiver? I don't turn up too much but would it be so quiet that it's not worth bothering?
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No, not at all. You should be fine at average TV listening levels. And the AVR will shut down in protection mode before it or the speakers are damaged.

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