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Receivers and amps

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Eugene Warren, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Eugene Warren

    Eugene Warren Auditioning

    Jun 7, 2012
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    Will a preamp help my system. I have a 7.1 audio system with a 4000 watt and a 2000 watt amps . My main two speakers are capable of handling about 3600 watts each. My new audio system puts out about 125 watts per channel. The problem I am having is my receiver clips out at about 16 on a scale of volume 1 - 50. I believe i am putting to much power into the amps and causeing a back up and clipping the receiver. I was told I needed a preamp but I am not sure that a preamp will take the wattage of my receiver or will it. I don't know somebody help me. I am pretty savy on alot of things. My old system works great and so do the old speakers but i wanted bigger and better so I built some huge tower speakers (two 12"s and one 10" square kickers , two 6" pyle mid range and two 1" pyle titanium tweeters per tower) and bought a new audio and and a couple of amps. Thats as far as my knowledge goes with this stuff. I have tried the tuner by itself with the speakers but thats like a smart car trying to pull a trailer with a backhoe on it.So hince the the 2 amps I bought. Any info will be very appreciated.
    Thanks Eugene
  2. Robert_J

    Robert_J Lead Actor

    Aug 22, 2000
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    How do you have the receiver connected to the amps? What amps do you have?
    A pre-amp is a receiver without an amplifier section. It outputs a pre-amp level signal that feeds an external amp or amps. That's why I asked how you have your current system connected.
    What's your nominal impedance of the tower? Do you have an impedance graph by frequency? What kind of crossovers are you using?
    No need to boast. :D
    I have a couple of ideas as to what could be wrong but I don't want to waste time with them until I know a few more details. Please answer those questions above and that will narrow down the possible issues.
  3. Mr645

    Mr645 Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 23, 2011
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    Boca Raton, Florida
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    Need more information. What gear are you using? How large of a room are you trying to fill with sound?

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