Under powered receiver?

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  1. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    I've got a Pioneer VSX-D309 hooked upto a pair of Axiom M3tis as front speakers. Am I in danger of underpowering & clipping these (excellent) speaker? The D309 is rated at 60watts per channel.
     
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    If set to large and pushed to reference, possibly.

    How efficient are the Ax's?

    Stereo only? How loud do you listen, for how long, and to what?

    Don't worry too much, you'd have to go pretty loud, but still....

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  4. ColinM

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    Not bad at all.

    You are in no danger.

    You won't believe how loud 'reference' is when you finally hear it measured. Seriously.

    The only thing I can think of is if you use 'bass boost' or the tone controls heavily you may tax the speakers somewhat, but if the levels are kept sane, you still will be ok.

    Your amp is probably not pushing more than 10 watts total at any time.

    Have Fun!

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  5. BrianB

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    Phew. If it's any guidance - on the receiver's volume control, we /never/ go higher than -35db. Usually around -45db.
     

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