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    I have a receiver pioneer vintage only capable of 8 ohms min , the sda 2's i have are 4 ohms ,here is my question my receiver has plenty of power, can i run a pair of sansui's speakers in series with the sda 2's to raise the ohms running my 8 ohm sansui and the 4 ohm polk sda 2's would give me 12 ohms but will the interconnect cable still work ? and operate the speakers correctly ? thanks

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    I would not try if it were me. I would just wait and get a good common ground amp.

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    That $10 is going to be the most expensive $10 you've ever spent. You've got no idea what those things are capable of, but if you take the time to learn, you're going to be blown away. I know I said that in the other thread, but seeing this question makes it even truer. You don't want to run more than 2 speakers in a 2 channel setup. You're destroying the majority of what the speakers are capable of right off the bat.

    Where do you live quail? Any chance you're someplace that has a hifi shop nearby? You won't get the SDA effect out of anything current, but you can at least get your ears on some higher end stereo setups and it might end up being an eye-opening experience. There's a whole world of stereophony that I think you've never been formally introduced to.
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    i live in washington pa i been into 70's vintage audio for a while but i never been in the audiophile end i have a pioneer sx 1250 and it is my highest grade receiver ,but i do want to move into higher end audiophile, but new to this i can pick a amp up off ebay i am looking at now Denon POA-2200 anyone familiar with this amp ? i can also get a Carver Model TFM-15CB i know carver is good . which would be better ?
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    Not sure the Denon is common ground, Carver stuff is good but might need to be serviced for full potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kquail View Post
    i can also get a Carver Model TFM-15CB i know carver is good .
    Carver does make a good amp and the TFM line are common ground, which is what you need for SDAs. However, I wouldn't try to drive any pair of SDAs with anything less than an amp that's rated for at least 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms with both channels driven. The TFM-15s are only rated at 100 WPC into 8 Ohms/140 into 4. You just might like the sound you get from your SDAs with that amp, but my guess is you'd be wanting for more.

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    You might consider an Adcom 555. Those seem to be a hit with most SDA owners and a great place to start the journey. They can be had for around $300 regularly. There is also a NAD 2200 close to you that might be considered, though I'm not familiar with how that one ranks.
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    Your Pioneer 1250 will power the SDA's fine at lower than concert levels until you can upgrade to another amp. Only use the SDA's with it, do not connect more than one pair of speakers.

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    skip , i am looking into the adcom 555, i see the 555 and a 555 2 is there a major difference between the two ? also what pre amp would you recomend ? thanks

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    I had fun fooling with my sx-950 and tuner/turntable with smaller Polk Monitor 4's that the receiver could fully own. Definitely consider SDA-2's just putting miles on the 1250.
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