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please help a newbie!

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#1 of 3 MarcWi



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Posted May 07 2003 - 07:03 AM

My wife just picked me up a new home theater receiver which I'll be getting for my birthday next month. It was a real good open box deal. Anyway, its 100 watts per channel. (A pioneer vsx-d811s). I was planning on hooking it up to my current speakers from an older surround sound package and then eventually picking up new speakers. I noticed that the speakers are rated with a maximum input well below 100 watts per channel. Am I correct that as long as I dont crank the sound, I should still be okay? I dont really need loud volume, I was shooting for clarity, seperation, and the ability to play the new DTS, etc. formats.

Thanks in advance,


#2 of 3 Jack Briggs

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Posted May 07 2003 - 07:21 AM

You should be fine; there's a bit of a fudge factor built into those power-handling claims by the speaker manufacturers. Don't go crazy with the volume control, and you'll be okay.

#3 of 3 MarcWi



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Posted May 07 2003 - 07:46 AM

Much appreciated!Posted Image