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Scored some Mirage M-595is for $85!!

post #1 of 10
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So I went to Goodwill today and I saw them for 85 bucks and I had to buy them can anyone tell me something about them I know nothing about them and can you guys recommend a Audio receiver than can power this thing my current one shuts off after I turn the volume midway!

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 10
Nice speakers for $80 smily_headphones1.gif

What make/model receiver are you trying to power them with? From what I can find online, looks like they might be 6 ohm nominal, but 4 ohm lower impedance rated. Many modern named brand receivers should power them.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I don't have a specific brand or model of receiver in mind just a cheap one that I might find on ebay! Right now I have a Sherwood powering two of them but it can't handle the three speakers at once it shuts off after I turn the volume up like halfway!
post #4 of 10
Which Sherwood model?
post #5 of 10
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post #6 of 10
Yeah. That's a stereo receiver. Not meant for hooking up three speakers. How were you wiring that center channel speaker in?

So you need an AVR, not a stereo receiver. What's your budget?
post #7 of 10
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I only have two speakers connected not the central one. And my budget is 300$ I'm just looking for a solid avr I don't need hdmi connection because this system is only going to be used to listen to my vinyls and flac files, no movies!
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mclarenfl View Post

I only have two speakers connected not the central one. And my budget is 300$ I'm just looking for a solid avr I don't need hdmi connection because this system is only going to be used to listen to my vinyls and flac files, no movies!

Sorry. I misunderstood this to mean you were hooking up three when you said this:
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Originally Posted by Mclarenfl View Post

. . . but it can't handle the three speakers at once it shuts off after I turn the volume up like halfway!

I think every receiver is going to have HDMI these days. Besides, HDMI can be handy if you have a graphics card with HDMI out. It's an option for sending the digital signal to the receiver.

Anyway, it sounds like maybe those speakers need a 4 ohm stable receiver--just a guess that's the problem, as often when a receiver goes into shut down like that when turned up loud, it can be that the speaker impedance is too low for the receiver.

As for flacs and vinyl, your recordings are going to be 2 channel. A center is made for use with multichannel audio. Now AVRs can use DSP to send sound to the center channel. But typically a lot of people think 2 channel audio sounds better over 2 speakers. Given that the receiver you had seems to have problem powering the speakers, might be better go with something like the HK 3390 which is an 80 watt 2 channel receiver that is known for being able to handle 4 ohm speakers very well.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help! That Harman Kardon HK 3390 is what I've been looking for a stable AVR and that central speaker I'm just going to store it until I get more speakers and make a 5.1 system in the future!
post #10 of 10
It is definitely a good receiver. I have one smily_headphones1.gif

One thing. The 3490, which has more power, is only a little over $300 on Amazon. It is has a decent built in DAC in case you don't have a good sound card or DAC. Worth the extra money if you could use that.
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