Originally Posted by barryle
This is all new to me. I am considering the Emotiva LPA1 / LMC1 Ultra theatre combo. Seems like a great deal. I will be using it for 90% Home Theatre. Has anyone had problems driving 4ohm speakers? Do you think its enough power for M&K 3 S150's , 2 pairs SS150;s surrounds and 2 SW95's. rears I am also going with 2 M&K MX350 subs but they have their own amps. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Great price, isn't it?
I can't believe you would have any trouble driving those M&Ks. While 4 ohms represents a fair load M&K are not that hugely inefficient compared to some others. (88 or 89db I if my memory serves me right).
(you should go by the 'minimum' impedance not the normally published ones, but M&Ks are quite stable in that regard in my experience.)
But check the output spec of the amp...if you plan to go with 7 channels you might want to step-up...you can get over 200W into 5 channels at 4 ohms, but 6 or 7 channels will have some compromise. Depends on your how hard you intend to drive it too.
Everything I've read about Emotiva is neutral and smooth with lots of power. A little 'warm' you could even live with. I would avoid bright or forward sounding amps with those speakers.
Emotiva owners will chime in, I'm sure!
Looks like you got a great system there!