Have JBL N38, Ncenter, and N24's ... what receiver (HK avr120?)

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  1. Jason Hammerly

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    I was seriously looking at the AVR 120 to go with this setup. How would they sound together? The front 3 are pretty efficient (90db) so I'm not really worried about power, just want to match up a nice sub $225 receiver with DPL2 with these speakers. Any opinions? thanks
     
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    any thoughts?
     
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    Hi Jason!

    I have the H/K 120 and I think it is an awesome receiver. Don't be worried about the power rating of 40 watts per channel. Unlike almost all other receiver manufacturers, H/K conservatively rates it's watts. As a matter of fact, Harmon Kardon Receivers consistently test putting out *higher* wattage than the company claims.

    My H/K 120 plays louder and cleaner than my old JVC that was rated at 100 watts per channel.

    I am using it to run Paradigm Titans for front L & R, Paradigm LCR 150 for Center, and 2 Paradigm Micro's for rears, and the H/K has no trouble pushing them. They are all rated about the same sensitivity as the speakers you'll be using.

    Hope this helps.

    Bill
     
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    I figured it'd be enough power, just trying to figure out if it will sound good with the JBL setup. I was also thinking for $400 of geting the AVR320. Just for the future upgradeability. I know my wife won't like that though. : )
     
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    I think any H/K Receiver will sound good with JBL speakers. Both JBL and H/K are owned by the Harman Corporation, and while that doesn't guarantee ultimate compatibility, in this case I'm almost certain it is a safe bet.



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