Need Receiver help extremely new at this

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Hello I am looking for a good receiver that is between 200 and 400 dollars that can handle the power of a cerwin vega product ( I am in college and will be living in a house next year, so which cerwin Vega product will make the cops come to my house). I am very new with audio equipment so any help will be very appreciated
 

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Please help, if anything can you help me figure out a good receiver and speakers for a college house
 

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Welcome to HTF, Robbie!
Have a look at other threads in the receivers forum and in the beginners forum for answers to similar questions.
 

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I was kidding about "Cerwin Vega has power"...cause they actually do. Their active line. But the active line is hyper expensive and you don't use active speakers(by anybody) with a receiver...cause you don't connect "power to power"...unless you want to fry your equipment.
So, look around here for "basics" and...do you actually have speakers yet?
And a hint...
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-HK-3490-Receiver/dp/B00198F89A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354853842&sr=1-1&keywords=harman+3490
 

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schan1269 said:
I was kidding about "Cerwin Vega has power"...cause they actually do. Their active line. But the active line is hyper expensive and you don't use active speakers(by anybody) with a receiver...cause you don't connect "power to power"...unless you want to fry your equipment.
So, look around here for "basics" and...do you actually have speakers yet?
And a hint...
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-HK-3490-Receiver/dp/B00198F89A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354853842&sr=1-1&keywords=harman+3490
So for example even this is active power which from my understanding (can be powered by itself)
http://www.cerwinvega.com/home-audio/floorstanding-speakers/xls-215.html
I am generally looking at the Cerwin Vega XLS line, also it is very difficult to understand sarcasm in writing hahaha sorry about that
 

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schan1269 said:
I was kidding about "Cerwin Vega has power"...cause they actually do. Their active line. But the active line is hyper expensive and you don't use active speakers(by anybody) with a receiver...cause you don't connect "power to power"...unless you want to fry your equipment.
So, look around here for "basics" and...do you actually have speakers yet?
And a hint...
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-HK-3490-Receiver/dp/B00198F89A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354853842&sr=1-1&keywords=harman+3490
No I do not have speakers yet and even this is active line, which from my understanding means (Powered by itself)
http://www.cerwinvega.com/home-audio/floorstanding-speakers/xls-215.html
Also if that speaker I put the link for is active, what do I use for that so I can controll the speaker
 

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No those aren't self-powered. It even says they aren't.
Being hyper efficient (95db) you can run them off this...
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DRA-297-Satellite-Ready-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B000HD0CBC/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354860171&sr=1-2&keywords=denon+dra
and achieve 112db.
That HK I linked earlier gets them to 116db.
You go deaf on anything over 100db.
Here is a DB listing...notice the "OSHA permitted daily tolerance" at the bottom. 116db has a 15 minutes an entire day...threshold.
http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html
By the way, if you did manage to find a "real honest to god" 500wpc amp...those speakers would max out around 122db.
So yes...
50 watts gets them to 112...
120 gets them to 116
500 gets them to 122.
It takes 10 times the power to gain 10 db....50-500....
 

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