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Receivers and Speaker Compatibility


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   raiderman

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Posted April 01 2011 - 03:36 AM

I have an ONKYO tx-sr605 receiver and Boston Acoustics t930 speakers (20 years old) as the base for my home theater. I have to turn the volume way up to get decent sound. I think that the speakers are power hogs but I am not sure. Any suggestions? 


#2 of 10 OFFLINE   CB750

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Posted April 01 2011 - 04:53 AM

No reason that the Onkyo should not be able to power those Bostons.   Have you considered that the Speakers may need to be re-foamed.  Have you connected other speakers to the Onkyo and how do they perform.  


#3 of 10 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted April 01 2011 - 06:50 AM

A quick search on Google shows that those speakers have a sensitivity rating of 91dB and they are 8 ohm. There's no reason that the 605 should not be able to make them play very loud. They are definitely not power hogs. :D What do you mean by 'way up'? And have you run Audyssey?

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   raiderman

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Posted April 01 2011 - 08:27 AM

I have had to turn it up to at least 65 to get a reasonable amount of sound. I ran Audyssey last night and i get the same result.



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Posted April 01 2011 - 08:29 AM

I refoamed them last year with parts from BA. Should I consider refoaming again?



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Posted April 01 2011 - 10:11 AM

You may just be too accustomed to receivers which reach max level about 1/4 of the way up.  They generally don't work that way anymore.  If you get decent volume at 65, but it goes up to 100, you are fine.




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Posted April 01 2011 - 11:19 AM

I have had to turn it up to at least 65 to get a reasonable amount of sound. I ran Audyssey last night and i get the same result.

I'm pretty sure that reference on the 605 is around 72 on the volume (the 605's volume display is not relative or absolute - it's some sort of scale). So if 65 sounds good, then you have nothing to be concerned about.

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Posted April 04 2011 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for all of your help. I have adjusted the individual speaker levels manually and it seems to be ok.



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Posted April 20 2012 - 07:35 AM

I bought a Yamaha RV-371 receiver a few months ago and I want to look at new speakers for 5.1 in an apartment. Any suggestions?

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted April 20 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hello Gregory,


Welcome back!


You posted this same question in another (new) thread, and already got a first reply there.

I suggest we continue that conversation there, to avoid occasional bewilderment, and I'll close this one therefore.


Thanks for understanding.



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