How many watts/channel do I need to properly run these?

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  1. mike_snazzy

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    I am considering upgrading to paradigm monitor 7's or 11's or the studio 60's. How many watts per channel do you think I need to properly run these speakers? Anyone's experiences would be helpful. thanks
     
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    Hi Mike,
    I have Monitor 7's with a 100 wpc Yamaha receiver. They run fine. Of course the more you can throw at them the better but I am happy with what I am running. My room is approx. 15 feet by 12 feet with 10 foot ceiling.
     
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    I auditioned 7s and 11s with a Marantz SR7300. Both sounded good, even at elevated levels, but I think they would be happier with a bit more power. The 60s, I would say, want as much power as you can afford. I'd consider a minimum of 100 honest watts, but 125-150 would be that much better.
     

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