Receiver power vs speaker power.

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Salyers, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Salyers

    Salyers Auditioning

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    I need to replace my receiver at the same time I intend to buy some Klipsch RF-25 fronts. The Rf-25s are rated for 125W continous power but the receivers I can afford are only rated for 55-70 watts to all channels. Do I need a receiver capable of delivering 125W to fully appreciate my 125W speakers? What do you consider the best "speaker power" to "receiver power" ratio?

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  2. ChrisLazarko

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    No, not at all. They can handle up to 125W of power put into them continually.

    I have heard the RF-7's hooked up with a 50W amplifier and they were very very loud and sounded incredibly good. One good thing about Klipsch speakers are they are very easy to drive which means that you won't have a problem gettin' them to a high volume, and you won't need a ton of power for it.

    And it depends for all speakers also, Klipsch is normally louder than the cometitors speakers, they are not very power hungry like some other speakers out there.
     

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