What amp to buy for this setup? Not sure where to start

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  1. benbdc

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    Hi, I'm pretty new here and wanted to ask what amp I need for some new speakers and sub I bought. I hope this is the right place to ask, as I couldn't figure out if there was a help section. I just purchased a polk audio psw10 subwoofer and a pair of sony ss-b3000 bookshelf speakers and will need an amp to power them. Sonys are 120W, 8ohm, 88db sensitivity. Ppolk sub is rms 50W Does anyone have a recommendation of an amp to use, basically for as low a price as possible, while still working well for the system. Thanks!
     
  2. schan1269

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    Any receiver ever made. You don't "match watts" as wattage ratings on speakers is meaningless(How many times have I typed this today???) How much do you want to spend? $100? http://www.amazon.com/Sherwood-RX-4105-Stereo-Receiver-Black/dp/B0002EPWC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360810128&sr=1-1&keywords=sherwood+stereo+receiver $200? http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-8255B-TX-8255-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B001AMSPQI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360810274&sr=1-1&keywords=onkyo+stereo+receiver $300? http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-HK-3390-Receiver/dp/B00198BOAM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360810274&sr=1-4&keywords=onkyo+stereo+receiver Do you need the AM/FM tuner? No? http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-A-S300-Integrated-Stereo-Amplifier/dp/B00916E2UI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360810372&sr=1-2&keywords=yamaha+integrated+stereo+amplifier
     
  3. mpompey

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    Sam is correct. You'd probably face more danger driving your speakers with a receiver that is under powered versus over powering them. The low wattage amp/receiver would be easier to push into clipping range and damage your speakers.
     

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