can I get 150x2, 100wx3 receiver?

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  1. DaveRana

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    Hi, I'm trying to put together a home theater system with the front L/R speakers rated at 50w-200w and these are the ones I'm most concerned about, for stereo music. I want to buy a receiver that can give me 150wx2 to drive the front L/R speakers and 100wx2 to drive the rears (5.1 setup).

    Can somebody tell me if this is possible, or if all amps come in standard 100wx5 or 150wx5 etc? What brand/models should I be looking at? I'm not looking to spend more than $500-600 (new or used).

    THANKS!
     
  2. Bill_D

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    Most receivers available today have equal wattage claimed across all channels. I guess the best thing to do would be to get a 100X5 receiver and go over to audiogon.com and keep an eye out for a used 100-150wpc stereo amp. With this route and patience, your budget can be maintained.
     
  3. DaveRana

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    Thanks Bill D, I have another question. I'm also considering just getting the front L/R speakers and a center speaker (no rears). Do stereo amps have TWO channels or are there some out there that have 3 channels as well?
     
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    They come in all flavors: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 channels. Probably more channels available for whole house audio applications etc. I recently had an Adcom that was 6x50wpc which bridged to 3x175wpc and that is what I used to drive my fronts.
     

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