Pioneer 1015 and Warfedale 9.6

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  1. MarcCh

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    I noticed that my Wharfedale speakers recommend approx 200 watts of power but the receiver only maxes out at 120 watts per channel. Will the receiver be able to power the speakers??

    Marc
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    It would help if you could post some links for the speakers and receiver.

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    I am sorry I do not know how to post a link [​IMG]
     
  4. Craig W

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    Those numbers are pretty much meaningless on speakers. Most of the time the amplifiers are sending only of a few watts of power to the speakers.
     
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    The wattage rating is a MAXIMUM, not recommended. I tried out the 1014 and found it's power to be a bit overrated, so I wouldn't throw any serious speakers at the 1015.
     
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    What are considered serious speakers. I have Wharfedale Diamond, not hooked up yet.

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    According to the website, these guys have dual 8" speakers, a nominal impedance of 6 Ohms, low end extension of 28Hz and 90dB sensitivity. The lower impedance may present an issue, but most receivers can deal with a 6 Ohm load. If you cross them over at something like 80hz, and you don't have a very large room, you should be OK. If you find that they are being underpowered, you can always add an amp to supplement the 1015.
     

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