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Originally Posted by Brakhole
Hi forum, I am shopping for an upgrade of my L/C/R in a 5.1.2 surround system.
I am considering the Martin Logan Motion 40s
, paired with the Martin Logan Motion 30 Center
Since these are rated at 4ohm nominal, I am concerned they are not a good choice for my AV receiver which is a Yamaha TSR-7850
When I calledd Yamaha, one rep said, no you can't use 4ohm speakers with this recceiver - then I was disconnected, called back, and a different rep said, yes you can use them as L/R only.
Other stuff I read makes it sound like since speakers impedence load varies by content played and the burden on the receiver will vary based on volume and channels actually being driven, all those things together make this difficult to gauge.
Basically with a budget of ~$2.2k these look good, but if you think they aren't a good match for my receiver, any other suggestions are welcome.
Your AVR can drive them, but will get hotter as the volume rises. You could just get an inexpensive Emotiva A-500/5175 which be more than enough. There are countless speaker options so if you listened to and liked the ML Motion series, don't let Ohm ratings get in your way.
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