Originally Posted by A Be See 1 2 3
Hi Refresh, I'm liking my A820 a lot, but haven't done any tweaking yet because the center and surround speakers that I have (4 ohm) are not compatible with the receiver. I here ya about the wireless adapter. I was considering the RX-V773 because it comes with the adapter, but a Crutchfield rep told me that a hard wired ethernet connection would be better for streaming music/movies from the internet. He even said that if I can't hard-wire it that a "powerline AV network adapter" would be a lot better than the wireless adapter so I'm also trying to figure out what route to go on that as well.
Here's a link for it on Amazon $83.00 http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Cable-DXPLN300P-PowerNet-Premium/dp/B003IHVQT6/ref=pd_cp_e_0
Glad to hear your sub worked well for you. I'm afraid I'm going to have to invest a lot into my sub because my home theater is in an unsealed open floorplan that's 2 stories high (9000 sq ft).
Not meaning to hijack your thread, but you should be able to run 4 ohm speakers with your 820 if you want. My 710 has a setting for speakers with 4-6 ohms -- I assume the 820 has this as well. I'm running all 6 ohm speakers (center, mains, and surrounds), and my outdoor zone 2 speakers total about 4.8 ohms. My 710 runs the full load in the standard 8 ohm setting with no problems whatsoever.
Also, I agree with the crutchfield rep that you're better off with a hard wire for streaming music. My 710 doesn't have Airplay, but it cut out a lot when I was relying on wireless streaming. I hooked up a ethernet cable and it works flawlessly.