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

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by benbdc, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. benbdc

    benbdc New Member

    Feb 13, 2013
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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

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Jul 4, 2012
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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

    mpompey HW Reviewer
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    Mar 17, 2009
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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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