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    Default Yamaha RX-V1 to power Polk Monitors?

    I'm currently looking at a Yamaha RX-V1 receiver on Craigslist. It was Yamaha's flagship receiver about 12 years ago. I believe it's something like 100 watts per channel. All of the reviews I've read have said it can handle 4 ohm speakers with no problems. But can it handle five 4 ohm speakers, RTA12C, Monitor 7C and Monitor 5B's or would that prove too much?
    Display: Sony 42" LCD
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Sony STR-DA2400ES
    Amp: Kenwood KM-894 x 2(fronts and surrounds)
    Fronts: Polk SDA2
    Center: Polk Monitor 7C
    Surrounds: Polk Monitor 7C
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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    That's one "beast" of an older AVR....2000? 60 some pounds. But it is still and AVR?

    So maybe not the RTA12Cs, maybe the 7Cs and definitely the 5Bs.

    Heck I can run Monitor 5s fairly loud off an old JVC Super A receiver that is 40 watts per channel. Probably delivers 55 or 60 watts into 4 ohms. Plenty loud for a smaller room. Surprising power for a 20 some pound unit?

    Don't have a set of 7s yet....soon! So I can't comment on that. But I've run Monitor 10As to reasonable volumes off a Marantz 2265 and it did a great job. 65 watts x 2 8 ohms. And a little more into 4 ohms.

    Hopefully others will chime in!

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    it will run them all day everyday. I have Installed many RXV1's and I can tell you first hand that is a monster despite it being a "receiver". It has power and grace. One of Yamaha's finest receivers ever. Get it and enjoy , I love that piece.
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    Thanks for the info. For the price, I'm definitely gonna give it a try.
    Display: Sony 42" LCD
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Sony STR-DA2400ES
    Amp: Kenwood KM-894 x 2(fronts and surrounds)
    Fronts: Polk SDA2
    Center: Polk Monitor 7C
    Surrounds: Polk Monitor 7C
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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