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Sorry, but that is an absolutely baseless claim, unless you have evidence to support it.Quote:

Once again, that is a highly dubious claim unless some real data can be presented, no NOT "SPECS".Quote:

Don, you ought to know better, shame on you.Originally Posted by

Image T6 spec sheet says 8 ohms nominal, 4 ohms min. That is actually not a bad load for an amp; many speakers dip below 4 ohms. Note THX certification requires the amp be able to drive 3.2 ohms.

Denon AVR-4311Ci = 140 W/ch at 8 ohms, 170 W/ch at 6 ohms (lowest nominal impedance rating though it doeslist 220 W "dynamic" power into 4 ohms, 2 channels -- at least it actually has something at 4 ohms!)

Emotiva XPA-5 = 200 W/ch at 8 ohms, 300 W/ch at 4 ohms

No apples-to-apples... Comparing a couple of the numbers:

140 W vs. 200 W => 1.55 dB

170 W vs. 300 W => 2.47 dB

**DonH50**Image T6 spec sheet says 8 ohms nominal, 4 ohms min. That is actually not a bad load for an amp; many speakers dip below 4 ohms. Note THX certification requires the amp be able to drive 3.2 ohms.

Denon AVR-4311Ci = 140 W/ch at 8 ohms, 170 W/ch at 6 ohms (lowest nominal impedance rating though it doeslist 220 W "dynamic" power into 4 ohms, 2 channels -- at least it actually has something at 4 ohms!)

Emotiva XPA-5 = 200 W/ch at 8 ohms, 300 W/ch at 4 ohms

No apples-to-apples... Comparing a couple of the numbers:

140 W vs. 200 W => 1.55 dB

170 W vs. 300 W => 2.47 dB

To the OP, nothing wrong with the Denon specifically, but some of the claims here are absurdly anecdotal and biased. Is it the "best" you can do for $1500? Hardly. It

*could*be. but such unanimity is preposterous.

cheers,

AJ