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

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#1 of 3 benbdc



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Posted February 13 2013 - 11:30 AM

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 of 3 schan1269


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Posted February 13 2013 - 01:53 PM

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.co...stereo receiver $200? http://www.amazon.co...stereo receiver $300? http://www.amazon.co...stereo receiver Do you need the AM/FM tuner? No? http://www.amazon.co...tereo amplifier

#3 of 3 mpompey


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Posted February 14 2013 - 08:58 AM

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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