Originally Posted by Goodfellas27
Looks like the officially support 4ohms now with their new Elite
nice that they acknowledged what many of us & professional reviewers knew all along from the Ice amp days
Even the old MOSFET class A/B amps were robust enough to handle 4 ohm loads. I did for several years with the 49Txi and 59Txi with Magnepan speakers. It's been a red herring issue all along.
B&O published data on 4 ohm power and every company that used their Ice amp modules published specs with 4 ohm capability. All the reviews on every SC generation bench tested them at 4 ohms. They were quite capable amps, so was the new amp design and nothing has changed since last year.
Pioneer finally decided to get past their cover their ass mentality especially since Denon proudly claimed 4 ohm capability on the going-on-3 year old 4311 with standard class A/B amps!
And nothing new here, same amps as last year's 55/57. No new breakthrough new amp engineering so why advertise now when they could have last year or the Ice amps before? Can it be marketing so they aren't perceived as less capable as competitor's models? You bet it is!
Sorry, not impressed...just another marketing hook to (ahem) differentiate the new models from the old and make it seem like your getting something different & better....and spend your money on the same thing as you already have.
Did that game myself several times, I learned the hard way. Hopefully, now I'm more able to distinguish a true upgrade from a marketing line.