Anybody who responds, PLEASE know what you're talking about. My rep is on the line with this, and I can only dispense advice to others if you KNOW what you're talking about, not if you THINK you know what you're talking about.
One of the pilots approached me today. He bought a Yamaha HT speaker package from BB or someplace like it. Wanted to know if I had anything that would drive it. I asked him if all the speakers were 8 ohms. "Yes, they are" was his answer. I told him that I did have a mint Kenwood VR-505 HT receiver at home that he could have for cheap. This receiver is clearly marked at all speaker outputs, 8-16 ohms. He e-mails me later to say that he checked his owners manny, and the speakers are all 6 ohms, and "Would the Kenwood amp drive them, and if not, can you recommend something that will?"
Anybody have any experience with Kenwood VR-505? Will it do it?
Pilots are the cheapest suckers on the earth okay? I know that Onkyo's least expensive HT receiver will probably drive 6 ohms, 20-20,000. I WOULD however, love to unload this Kenwood. I can't sell something that will fail to do the job, and risk my rep.
I also have a feeling this guy bought the speaker PART of a complete HT package. I think maybe BB or whatever put something over on him. Possibly in the form of a HT package receiver that failed as a demo model, and tried to salvage something from the box.
Anybody care to offer some words?
George Grand (of the Jersey Grands)