I recently purchased a R-S201 receiver and a pair Yamaha speakers from Best Buy in Lafayette, LA. I asked the sales person if these speakers would work with this receiver, of course he swore they would! Well guess what according to Yamaha they WILL NOT! Best Buy - you should know better! Read the damning series of events below. You just lost a customer.
Yamaha, you guys need to contact Best Buy and set them straight. Their on-line chat help service (whatever) swears up & down that the 6 ohm speakers will work. I already took it upon myself to return the two Yamaha speakers and purchased two JBL 8 ohm speakers and when I did the folks at Best Buy gave me grief about the swap, again swearing that the 6 ohms would work. This is not the first time I have had trouble with BB and I am definitely an ex-BB-customer.
ALSO, if the impedance is that important why not put the number of ohms for the speakers on the *** box? I mean how ***! You put the ohms on the box for the receiver but not the box for the speaker? In BB defense how-the-*** is the consumer supposed to know without opening the box in the store and reading the instructions packed inside the box! ***, ***, ***, ***, .....
Also, if you read the blogs regarding the performance of the Yamaha speakers the major complaint is that they lack bass which is exactly what happens when you attach 6 ohm speakers to an 8 ohm minimum receiver, again ***, ***, ***, ***, .....
> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:57:08 +0000> From: email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: rs201 [ ref:_00D30F1z._50030X2vea:ref ]> > Hi Lee : apologys for the delayed answer . The rs201 can drive 2-8ohm speakers only , the 6 ohm speakers used hat high levels could eventually cause problems hope this helps EB> > > ref:_00D30F1z._50030X2vea:ref
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
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