From the manual, the RX-V2700 supports 4ohm front speakers, but the center channel is supposed to be 6ohms+. I have two Thiel 1.5's (4ohm) that I want to use as front speakers, so I'm ok there. I'm either buying a Thiel SCS3 or a SCS4 (assuming it comes out soon!) as a center channel speaker - but both are 4ohms.
I got the following info from a Crutchfield rep: The 2700 model, like most home theater receivers, is only stable down to 6 ohms on the center channel output. That's true. And technically I should tell you that is the "official word." However, I can tell you from practical experience that it shouldn't be a problem at all, and here's why - Like Denon and Onkyo, Yamaha uses what's called "high current" design in its amplifier. The rating may be only down to 6 ohms, but in real world use I have no doubt whatsoever that the high current amp in that model will be able to withstand a 4 ohm load.
Thoughts on this? Can you successfully use a 4ohm center speaker with the Yamaha RX-V2700?
I have seen posts suggesting 4ohm speakers will work front and center, but would appreciate a deeper undersanding of pros and cons.