Originally Posted by countryWV
If someone asked on this thread for a 7.1 speaker system recommendation that could be ran to reference level with only a high quality AVR to avoid the need for an amp, I would say
3 X Noesis 212
4 X S8
2 x OS or S2
I think I inadvertently started up an amp debate when I was only asking for specific thoughts on just the 8077 since I'm getting a combo deal with the 8801, but you're absolutely correct about not needing an amp, hence my reasoning to get CD/horn speakers in the first place.
I really wanted to get the 7008, but when that troublemaker Archaea
stepped in and reminded we need to have a 4 ohm avr to be safe, that scratched the 7008 of the list. And the next sexy marantz unit with xt32 and 4ohm stable is the pre/pro 8801, which of course requires an amp.
Obviously, many have had no issues running their 212 with non-4ohm rated avrs, so this is the only question that needs to be verified...is it inadvisable to run off anything other than an officially spec'd 4 ohm avr? Or are we just as bad as those who use two prong converters for their three prong plugs? Edited by asoofi1 - 1/31/14 at 7:11am