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Mike Newt

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I am planning on purchasing a Denon 2803 to replace some aging equipment. Looking down the road, I will also replace my speakers, starting with the mains and center, probably with B&W 602's or Paradigm Monitor 5's. My room is approximately 20' x 20', has 8' ceilings, and is carpeted. Will the 2803 have enough power to drive speakers of this size? What if I go up to B&W 602.5's or Paradigm Monitor 7's? I can't realistically consider any bigger speakers due to budget and WAF, so if the 2803 can handle these, I should be in good shape.
 

Mike_J_D

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Hi Mike

I have a 2801 and it has enough to drive my all my NHT's. So I would think it would be enough to drive eather of the speaker setups you are thinking about. And I believe they have increased it power to over 100x5 or is it 6. Hope this helps. Mike
 

Mike Newt

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Mike,

According to the Denon site and the owners manual, the 2803 outputs 90 watts/channel, 7 channels. This assumes 8 ohm speakers, which is why I was considering the speakers I mentioned. My room isn't extremely large, and while it has a few oddities, I would hope that 90 watts would be more than enough. Thanks for your response.
 

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