Been looking at the stats back and forth, at the distortion % per wattage for a given ohm. To my understanding, that the Denon works better with 8-ohm than a 4-ohm speaker, since it has lower distortion at a given wattage with the 8-ohm. This lead me to think that I cannot look at the 8-ohm measurements for the Pioneer speakers, which are 6-ohm. Not only they're 6-ohm, they are also tower speakers.
I'm not sure why they didn't measure the distortion on 6-ohm's, but I'm assuming if anything it should have HIGHER distortion on the 6-ohm than the 8-ohm at a given wattage/power/volume right?
My question is basically, whether the 1612 can drive the Pioneer setup (x2 towers, x2 bookshelves, x1 center), which are 6-ohm speakers, at a medium to high volume setting. I don't want to buy a receiver just to return it after finding out that it can't drive my speakers enough. Also, if I hook up a powered sub, does it take power from the amp at all, meaning will it drive down the powers from the speakers?
Will greatly appreciate the advice. Thanks all, learning a lot here
BTW, the reason I'm asking this is because I want to cancel the $302 1712 in favor of the $177 1612 to save more money Edited by Solarium - 7/27/12 at 11:24pm