Newbie with a setup question

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  1. ugaz71

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    Ok so last night I saw my friends new system and he had BIC RTR http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B00009WBYI/ref=aw_d_cr_electronics?qid=1354468334&sr=8-1 a pair being pushed by a Sony str520 amp. It sounded awesome. Is this amp something you would use to push them? I think I am going to do the same setup unless anyone has any other recommendations. I am just looking for loud good sound and it fit pretty well. Open to any suggestions. Thanks
     
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    The BIC RTR are efficient speakers.
    Every single amp/AVR created will push 8ohm efficient speakers. Even a Sony.
     
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    Sorry I didn't word that the way I wanted. I meant is this amp ok or should I use a PA system amp? I am very new to this please bear with me. Trying to do my research on this in the meantime
     
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    A standard amp/receiver is the right driver for those speakers. The Sony is fine.
     
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    To put it another way: how "loud" a system gets is much more a function of the efficiency of the speakers than of the wattage of the receiver/amp behind them.

    If you have efficient speakers like those BICs, then it really doesn't matter what you have powering them.
     

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