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  1. Doug2000

    Watts Per Channel/AV Receiver Architecture Questions?

    Thanks so much for the info/clinic. Very helpful. (sorry for the slow response - been traveling) Yeah - I'll likely need to use more attenuators which sucks. My new surround speakers are at home waiting but I wont be home for another week to try em out.
  2. Doug2000

    Watts Per Channel/AV Receiver Architecture Questions?

    Many (probably most) powered speakers have a volume control. But, unfortunately the ones I'm using/plan to use do not. For the center channel I knocked 10dB off with an inline pad (in the XRL cable between the pre and the amp). Looks like this: This brought the volume into a range with the...
  3. Doug2000

    Watts Per Channel/AV Receiver Architecture Questions?

    I understand what you're saying. This stuff can be very complex - especially if you're trying to figure it out on paper. To be clear - I'm not looking to buy an AV Receiver. I am currently building my HT around a Marantz preamp. And a separate 700 watt, 2 channel amp driving a pair of near...
  4. Doug2000

    Watts Per Channel/AV Receiver Architecture Questions?

    Ok. Got it. Thanks for the info. Disappointing that the specs in this regard are apparently intentionally misleading (sounds like they are mostly marketing hoopla). I was hoping to learn something real from the specs - but I guess not.
  5. Doug2000

    Watts Per Channel/AV Receiver Architecture Questions?

    I'm new to HT (but not to audio) so I'm trying to understand how to best interpret the specs on HT AV Receivers regarding watts per channel. The units have many channels but the spec seem to only show watts per for the two front channels. Is there any way to find the power rating for the other...
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