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Q701 with Yamaha receiver?

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I have been looking at getting a set of Q701's but I've been told they take a lot of power reach their potential. I found a Yamaha RX-v565 receiver in my house and was wondering if that would be able to power them? Here is a link to the specs http://www.crutchfield.com/S-2l5OKRcXpX2/p_022RXV565/Yamaha-RX-V565.html#details-tab . I appreciate any help

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Yes the receiver you speak of will do just fine as long it has a functioning headphone jack.

 

The Q701 is a 62 Ohm load with a sensitivity of 105dB making it actually easy to drive.

 

Where exactly did you read that they require a lot of power?

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My Yamaha RX-V671 receiver can drive my 600-Ohm headphones.

The cheapest Yamaha receiver (RX-V371) is rated for headphones up to 450-Ohms

So your 62-Ohm AKG Q701 should be easily be driven by the RX-V565.

The receiver should even up the loudness a little of the Q701's bass.

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Yes the receiver you speak of will do just fine as long it has a functioning headphone jack.

 

The Q701 is a 62 Ohm load with a sensitivity of 105dB making it actually easy to drive.

 

Where exactly did you read that they require a lot of power?

While reading reviews on amazon it was mentioned a few times that they need a bit of power.

 

http://www.amazon.com/review/RR0XQ8H5V9ZJJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RR0XQ8H5V9ZJJ

"A very good buy for indoor use and with a good amplifier. I have to push my amp significantly higher to get the same sound level as the other headphones I own. As others users said, beware of the 68 Ohms, this set feels like a 250 Ohms maybe."

 

I'm glad to hear that my receiver should be able to power them though. I really appreciate the feedback from both of you

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