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palladium p-39f + Emotiva xpa-3


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   dtiao7eb

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Posted July 15 2011 - 10:14 AM

hey guys/gals, I need somehelp understanding how much power i need to use the klipsch palladium p-39f. I currently have an emotiva xpa-3. Is that enough to power 2x p-39f and a rc-64ii center speaker. Or should I upgrade to 2x xpa-1 ?? Thanks, David

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted July 16 2011 - 02:34 AM

With a 95db /1 w sensitivity, you will never push the XPA-3 amp anywhere close to its limits. The XPA-3 will do just fine. Those look like some awesome Klipsch speakers.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   dtiao7eb

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Posted July 16 2011 - 04:00 AM

hey robert, thanks for your help! yeah i'm saving up for those speakers they look quite sick :) i should really educate my self on how speakers operate and power required. anyways thanks for the help! David

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Posted July 16 2011 - 05:43 AM

I second that. At 95 dB sensitivity, XPA-1s would be a waste of money. That is not considering the possible improvements it's dual differential operation could give, but is that worth $2K for you? Probably not.

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