Denon AVR-1803 and Paradigm Studio 60

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Gary_D_Ottawa, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Gary_D_Ottawa

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    Will my 1803 adequately drive a pair of Studio 60's? I'm thinking about taking the plunge but don't really want to upgrade my receiver.
     
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    It will drive them, but it isn't really enough for them.
     
  3. Gary_D_Ottawa

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    What about 40's? LOL.

    Receivers are certainly cheaper these days as opposed to when I purchased my 1803. But I don't really want to upgrade my receiver *again*.
     
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    40s and 60s are essentially the same speaker - identical drivers, just floorstander vs bookshelf (with differently tuned cabinets). I recommend as much power as you can afford for these guys, but that does not mean it won't work at all.

    You could get away with the 1803 for a while, but I would definitely upgrade it in the future, especially if you go for a matching 470 center. Just don't crank it up to extreme levels, and it should be OK.
     
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    If you have pre-outs, just pick up a 120WPC+ 2-channel amp on Audiogon for $300 or so, just to power your mains.
     
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    No pre-outs on the 1803 besides sub.
     
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    ernie.bin Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm running studio 60s/cc with a 1802 and it's really not the worst thing in the world.

    So far, I've been quite pleased with it even if more power could make it sound even better.
     
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    Yeah, they will sound fine, but you would do yourself a favor to someday consider an upgrade.

    One of those things were you will post a message something like this:

    "I though my speakers sounded great...until I got a new preamp/amp setup! WOW!"

    Just make sure to enjoy them all you can with what you have now!
     
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    For six months I used a Yamaha 630 receiver to drive my Studio's 20... it was not bad at all, since these are amazing speakers... when i bought the Marantz PM 7000, an entry level integrated amplifier... the sound I got had NOTHING to do with the old one.
    These speakers deserve much better amplification than this Denon, otherwise you will be far from exploring the full performance they can offer.
     
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    I ran my 60s on a 3803 for a while. They were fine. But upgrading to Marantz monoblocks made a big difference in sound quality.
     

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