At the risk of duplication, I have a question about the power needed to get quality sound from these speakers.
I'm strongly considering buying these as fronts (with CS2 center), and from comments to one of my prior posts, I am pretty sure that my AVR rated for 95wpc won't cut it in 5.1 - definitely not if I go 7.1.
I've been looking lots of places for amps, and cost obviously varies alot with channels and per-channel output.
One person responded to my prior post that he got a noticeable difference when he went to a 200 wpc amp, rather than anything lower that he tried.
2-channel (or more) amps rated in the 100 or 125 wpc area seem plentiful and decently priced (especially used), but I just don't know if these have enough power for these speakers.
For those not aware, the M70s have a power rating of 20 - 275 watts, 8 ohm impedance and 90dB sensitivity.
My room is 21 x 18 x 7.5 and my listening area will be somewhere in the 12 - 14ft range from the speakers. Room is family-roomish, with carpet and couple of sofas (VERY large window on one end with blackout curtains).
Mainly HT usage and mostly mid-level to moderate listening volumes (I have a less than 2 yr old, so cranking it is not an option most of the time).
Will also be running a sub, if that makes a difference - brand/size yet to be determined.
If I amplify the 70's, do I need to amplify the center as well, for better/best results?
Also, if I don't go 70's, will still be going with 60's and the CS2. I know the 60's would probably even benefit from amping, but would it be necessary?
Lots of questions, I know. Thanks in advance for any and all comments.