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JamieZ

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Hi! My friend just purchased a pair of polk r40 speakers and I am wondering what would be a good choice for a receiver to power these. He will want at least 5.1 surround. His price range is in the $200 to $400 range.

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JamieZ

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Crutchfield has the pioneer vsx-d810s for $350. Would this be a good choice for a receiver and it seems to have alot of features for the price.

Jamie
 

eric nyhof

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Check out the Denon 1802, it can be found for $350 at some on-line retailers. Retail on it i believe is $500. It has 80 wpc, AC-3, DTS and PL 2.
 

chung_sotheby

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People really dont know how much power 80 full watts is. unless you have speakers that are rated below 85dB, 80 watts will power a mid size room to near deafening levels. Remember, 120 dB is a Who concert, and if you have 80 watts of power with a 89dB speaker, you're looking at ~108 dB coming from each speaker. Thats a lot of sound. And I am not even counting the subwoofer.
 

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Jamie,

Yes it would be enough to power those polks cleanly. 80wpc is really about the best WPC you will get for around that price range so that is also a limiting factor. For $500 there are plenty of good choices from Pioneer to Denon & Onkyo.

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Steve-sas

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Jamie - I have an 1802 with the Polk rt55is and they sound nice. Plenty of power to push the r40s. I got mine from an authorized dealer for well under $400 shipped.
 

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