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Speaker output? Diva Questions (1 Viewer)

JoelM

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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.
 

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.
 

Dan Steffen

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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;)
 

Russell W

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Joel,

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

Enjoy!

Russell Woolfolk

AV123.com
 

PomingF

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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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