Musical Fidelity 4 ohms load question

Discussion in 'British Audio' started by Meaudio1, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Meaudio1

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    I have a Musical Fidelity XA-2 Inegrated Amplifier. It is rated at 75 Watts/Channel at 8 ohms. Owners manual does not give 4 ohm stats. Can this amp be used to drive a difficult 4 ohm speaker like Dynaudio Audience 50 or even AR-3a's?
     

     

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  2. Silentnet

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    I doubt it.

    Typically if a manufacturer doesn't provide 4 ohm output numbers it means the amp isn't up to task. Especially if they've given 4 ohm numbers for other products (which Musical Fidelity has).

    Could be wrong, but I wouldn't risk it unless another owner chimes in from experience.
     
  3. Meaudio1

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    Bump for additional replies. This was a pretty well known amp about 12 years ago. I thought a saw a pic of someone driving AR 3a's with it but not sure. I would not be using it with that difficult a load but a 4 ohm load just the same. I will be carefull and not try anything stupid with connections to 4 ohm speakers untiI I know for sure as Silentnet has wisely suggested.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  4. JohnnyNapalm

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    I would think it will drive a 4ohm load without issue. I have two M8700’s and my manual states 700W @ 8ohm. No mention of 4ohm. I drive a pair of Kef Reference Model 4.2’s without issue up to 100dbl at my listening position. The front plate gets warm but that is all. Cheers.
     

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