High Power Receiver / Separate Needed

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    I have some good speakers that I would like to integrate into and update my home theater. Currently I have a Pioneer receiver that is a 50 x 5 system. The new speakers I have are...

    Continuous Program Power Capacity: 150 Watts (If these follow conventional loudspeaker ratings, Sine wave RMS peak 75-100W and Program Peak [headroom allowance, short duration] 250-300W)

    Sensitivity: 88 dB SPL, 1W, 1m

    Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms

    LF Driver: 135 mm (5.25 in)

    HF Driver: 19 mm (.75 in)

    Given the above speakers in a 5.1 or 6.1 environment, what would be a good receiver or amp match?
     
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    What speakers are they? 88dB is relatively low sensitivity, so you're on the right track looking for higher power.

    What size room and what's the budget?
     
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    John>,
    Don't get caught up so much in the power handling of your speakers. The sensitivity is a valuable number, but other than that it's not all that important.
    You would do fine with any well built/designed amp.
    Like JohnG asks... how big is your room? do you normally listen to them at loud levels?
    Most of the time at casual listening levels you are using about ten watts.
    Do you have pre-outs on your pio.?
     
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    Speakers are JBL Control 25

    Room is about 14ft x 20ft. The speakers are a bit large for the room size.

    Budget is value oriented.

    Existing unit has no pre outs.

    I would not put the listening level at excessively loud, but I enjoy it rich for an action flick.

    I would prefer not to underpower them should I have the urge to crank it a bit.
     

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