Paradigm HTiB

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by GregHC, May 19, 2004.

  1. GregHC

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    I was looking into the Cinema 70's HTiB from paradigm. It sounds pretty good, for what I need.

    But my question is the max input is 80 watts, and my 45tx puts out 100 watts (supposedly) per channel. Will I destroy these by putting in too much power?
     
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    Under normal operation, these speakers will likely draw less than 50w TOTAL. In general, you don't have to worry about the max rating on a speaker unless you turn your receiver up to it's maximum output. It is quite difficult to destroy a speaker by overpowering it. To be honest, these speakers are a serious mismatch for this receiver in terms of quality. If the Cinemas are all you need, you probably didn't need a receiver of this level, but it certainly won't hurt. I would recommend listening to the Performance or Monitor lines as well, at least for the front three.
     
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    You'll be fine. Receivers don't put out their total capability unless you have it turned up all the way. You will probably be using fractions or just a few watts with normal listening.
     
  4. GregHC

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    The reason I ended up with this receiver was it was a GREAT price.

    I actually came across some polk r50 and r20 for half price, so I think I'll go with those and pick up a center channel.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  5. Kevin. W

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    More power is always better than less. Your more likely to cause damage to your speakers from your amp stage clipping that frying the speakers from driving them hard.

    Kevin
     

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