AVS wattage help

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Chad_R, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Chad_R

    Chad_R Auditioning

    Oct 2, 2004
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    I've got this older Sony receiver from a HTIB setup. It claims to have 100w x 5.

    Well, now I'm looking at either the Yammy 5760 or the Onkyo 602. Both of these only claim to have in the ~85w range. Actually, I know the Onkyo had 85, I don't recall about the Yammy, but I'm really leaning more towards the Onkyo.

    So what gives? I'm pretty sure the Onkyo and Yammy will produce a better more clean sound but at normal TV watching volumes (like with kids in bed etc) am I really going to be able to hear a difference? What about higher volumes?

    I've got JBL E80's in the front and I forget the model of JBL's in the rear - they are ceiling mounted 4" 2 ways and the northridge center channel (all of them are northridge actually).

    I've not had a chance to actually go audition these receivers, but I'm just curious what the deal is on the wattage for these receivers.

    Thanks for the info!
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    I recently installed an Onkyo 601 in a system and it's 85w seemed to be plenty in a fairly large room ~15x18. If your room is larger, I'd recommend something with more power, like the 701/702. The 601 has plenty of configurability and nice clean sound to it.

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