How noticeable of a difference is adding a 2CH amp to reciever?

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  1. Jonas Pearson

    Jonas Pearson Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Marantz SR7200 with Klipsch RF3 series mains, RS3 rears and a RC7 center (also have a KSW12 sub). How much difference will I notice if I add a 150 x 2 2CH amp to power the mains?

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    Jonas
     
  2. John S

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    Depends on the 2 channel 150 watt amp..... lol

    If the amp has significantly different tonal qualities, it can throw the tonal flow off on your surround, sort of like mis-matched speakers do. It is really hard to say one way or the other.
     
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    Jonas,

    A high-powered amp with those speakers? Don’t waste your time of money! I mean, their efficiency ratings are a freakin’ 95-98dB! In other words, you could probably drive them to ear-bleeding levels with a 20-watt amp!

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    well your wallet would be lighter [​IMG]
     

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