Originally Posted by dchalfont
I am getting a RX-V3071 which is identical power spec, DAC and feature wise as the 3010 ( minus the fifth foor, H chassis brace, i-pod dock and extended warranty ).
I'm pretty sure the RX-V3071 has the H-brace and the dock connector, actually.
Do you think that I am at risk of blowing my fronts at that volume level with the theoritical 170 ( or so ) rms per speaker with my 100watt nominal 6 ohm speakers in stereo mode ? ( when the full 2 channel driven power is delivered )
No, you won't blow the speakers if you drive them at the same actual volume level as measured by an SPL meter or your own ears. Using only two channels and/or a more powerful receiver only lessens the chance of this happening as it makes clipping less likely and clipping can damage speakers at relatively low power levels.
Note that a volume level of -15 dB on the RX-V1071 is unlikely to drive the your speakers at the same volume as your old receiver at -15. You'll have to figure out what volume control setting on your new receiver you like to listen to movies at. Don't immediately set it to -15, it could be much louder (or much quieter or somewhere inbetween) on your new receiver.
Since you have 6 ohm speakers you should set the receiver to 6 ohms to lessen the chance of the receiver getting damaged.