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Ray Kammer

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I've just been given a pair of '80s ADS L1590/2 towers. They sound awsome behind my Yamaha M65 Power amp at 170 watts RMS/channel. I'd like to use them as the mains in my Home Theater which is powered by an Onkyo TS DS595 which puts out a clean 75 watts RMS/channel. These speakers have dual 10" woofers and are probably pretty hungry, though. Are they too much speaker for my Onkyo? Thanks for any help.
 

Mark Tranchant

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Are you driving the Yamaha to its limits when listening to them? 170W will only give you about 4 or 5dB more than 75W.

Try it and see. Unless the ADSs are very low impedance, you won't damage the amp. As usual, don't drive the amp so hard you hear distortion, or you'll risk damaging the speakers.
 

Ray Kammer

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Mark, Thanks for your thoughts. Actually, about the loudest I ever listen with the Yamaha/ADS combo is at about 80 or 90 watts peak on the deepest bass material (as shown on the M65s power meter). The nominal impedence of the ADS speakers is 8 ohms and they carry a max power of 300 watts. Guess I'll try them with the Onkyo and see how they do.
 

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