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  1. Which of these Amps should I use with my existing theater sound system?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    First of all, I am a newbie in AVS. I know very little about amp selection. The HT-E5550WK Samsung Bluray disc player of my theater system has stopped working. Since I don't watch movies from disc anymore (I watch from a TV box nowadays), I would prefer to get a new amps with HDMI in/output...
  2. Wattage for realistic playback = 1000watts?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Looking into alot of techy stuff. Found this article: http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/8/893.long which shows some testing done on the SPL of musical instruments played by orchestra players. Much data shows averages and peaks. One interesting note is Peaks of horns are in the...
  3. Wattage

    System Setup and Connection
    Hello all, Looking at the specs for my Q300 bookshelves on amp requirements it says 15-120 watts. On the towers the Q700 it's 15-150. How do 3 additional drivers only need 30 more watts? Seems like it should be more
  4. Max wattage DIY sub takes to reach Xmax

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am building my first sealed box 2cu.ft for a tidal audio 12" sub. I am trying to find out how much power it will be able to take before reaching Xmax at low frequencies, ie. 18hz. This will help me figure out my max output for flat response after equalization. Can anyone help me with how I can...
  5. Speaker wattage against Onkyo Receiver output rating advice

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, Hope every one is well. I have been looking for options to upgrade my jamo A 102 satellite speakers with some book shelf speakers which have more fidelity/power and got a local deal for some BIC America FH-65B. What am not sure about is that the power rating considering my onkyo TX-sr313...
  6. Wattage as the wrong way to find an AVR

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I have had some pretty serious discussions with various vendors about real power for an AVR. When a new customer looks at a receiver with 100 watts per channel for $400 and then sees another receiver advertising 75 watts per channel for $1000, both with similar connections and features, the...
  7. Behringer ep4000 wattage????

    Subwoofer Amps | High Pass Filters
    Could anyone help me understand how the numbers on the gain control relate to output wattage? I have my first of two enclosures built and am a little anxious to hear or feel the outcome.
  8. What wattage of sub do you recommend?

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    I'm kind of new the home theater, I am in my first house. My wife and I are working on some projects now, one of them being the home theater. Because this is our first house, it's relatively smaller, the section of the basement being used as a home theater is roughly 14x15, the room is actually...
  9. Denon Avr-790 Front speaker wattage range

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I'm in the speaker selection process of building my system. I purchased a Denon AVR-790 for my receiver. Specs state 90w x 7. I know this is a total NOOB question. Would it just be a waste to purchase towers for the front which can handle well over the max output of the receiver?
  10. Amp wattage greater than speaker rating

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Is it a serious problem if the amps wattage is higher than the speakers max rated wattage? For instance if using a Crown K1 amp, which is probably around 1100 watts, with a 300 watt rms sub, will you eventually cook the speaker?
  11. Wattage to each speaker on a parallel connection ...

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I need help to clarify this situation ... :hide: I have a pair of speakers in a parallel connection; my AVR output 140WPC @ 8ohms and 230WPC @ 8ohms with a 4 ohm load (is a little confusing, but a review of the AVR said that when using a 4 ohm load to leave the AVR impedance at 8 instead of 6...
  12. Toshiba 42H82 Fusible Resistor Wattage Revision

    Recently the convergence went out on my Toshiba 42H82. Upon opening the set up one of the fusible resistors was cracked and open circuit. Time for another STK replacement. I have 2 of these sets in my house and have already went through this process on the other same model set. FYI I...
  13. Newbie question on wattage rating of speaker drivers

    DIY Speakers
    Iam looking to build my fronts/centers/rears for my ht. Im going to start with the fronts but I also want to be able to use them for music too. I do have a paradigm PDR10 sub that works great so I will keep that in the HT. My question is: Alot of designs that I looked at for HT and also music...
  14. HK wattage ratings

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Why do the HK recievers have a low wattage rating per channel. The avr 35 i have is 40w per channel yet seems louder than same or cheaper 100w or 120w per channel recievers. I notice that even the newer ones have lower ratings like 50w. Then it says high current. the avr 35 is way louder and...
  15. Can someone explain this about amp wattage?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I've always heard that more watts is always better,yet some use lower wattage amps to drive their speakers.what i mean is say someone like myself who has a rotel rsx1056 receiver and wants to add a 2 channel amp for the front 2 do i need an amp thats twice the rec. wattage.i mean do i need a 200...