amp/speaker question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MartinD, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. MartinD

    MartinD Auditioning

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    I currently have a Sony STRDE635 HT receiver, 100w x 5, that powers six lower-end Polk speakers in a 5.1 setup. I'm thinking about upgrading the front speakers to something larger, maybe building Adire 281s, which are rated 150w I believe. Could my Sony receiver handle the larger speakers while still powering the subwoofer, or do I need to add a separate amp?

    Also, should I worry about new speakers timbre-matching the Polks?

    Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Lee Carbray

    Lee Carbray Second Unit

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    I will do the easy one first. Yes you should want all your speakers to be timber matched, or at least the front three.

    The speakers are rated at 150 watts maximum. It does not mean they only work with 150 watts. You could power them with a 50 watt receiver if you wanted. Just make sure that you do not turn it up to loud an clip the amp, because that will damage the speaker.

    As well your amp receiver does not actually power your sub it just sends it a signal.
     

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