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New receiver old speakers

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Slacker70, May 22, 2009.

  1. Slacker70

    Slacker70 Member

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    I am in the process of buying a new receiver, given my CS Ensemble II surround is about 12 years old, would the new receiver be too powerful for the speakers?

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  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. It is not so much the age of your speakers, but rather their efficiency and the (clean) power delivered by both your old and new receivers.

    Often more powerful receivers are actually better for your speakers because they don't clip during sudden volume spikes.
     

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