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Speaker output? Diva Questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JoelM, May 14, 2002.

  1. JoelM

    JoelM Stunt Coordinator

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    Well I've been spending a lot of time trying to decide what are the best amps to drive my setup. I have a Denon2802, and just ordered a Parasound855 I know these both are capable of 85 X 5 watts per speaker. I'm expecting a big difference in the Para. I'm thinking of a Parasound 2003(200 X3) for the front and center. If the Diva 6.1 are rated at 20-200 watts and I get the parasound 2003 there is no need to upgrade this because it is at the recommended max? Am I right here? Well after I decide I will use my other Parasound855(leave one chan open) to drive my 4 R3's at 4ohms into 125watts. These speakers are rated 20-150 watts. I am very close to there max but will that 25 watts (out of the 4 surrounds) really sound that much different? I listen at reference and in a 20 X 30 bedroom. Sorry if this comes off as a simple question I just want the best setup so there is no need to upgrade for a while.
     
  2. Jeffrey Forner

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    Joel;

    I'll give you the short answer: Don't ever worry about having too much power. Not having enough will more likely damage your speakers.
     
  3. Dan Steffen

    Dan Steffen Stunt Coordinator

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    Ditto what J.Fo said. Its better to have more power than your speakers can handle than having less than they can handle.
    I have a pretty similar setup..Denon 3802 with 6.1/c3/2.1 and I'm considering getting the outlaw 770 amp. The only problem is that I really don't have a dedicted 20 amp circuit just for the amp[​IMG]
     
  4. Russell W

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    Joel,

    You've gotten great advice. Underpowering is much more critical than overpowering.

    Enjoy!

    Russell Woolfolk

    AV123.com
     
  5. PomingF

    PomingF Second Unit

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    Joel, even @ ref level you probably won't need more than 50w/ch from each of those amps. But as everyone else here said it's better to have reserve power for transients and to avoid clipping.

    PF
     

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