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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaveydude View Post
    I can do the Emotiva thing, but I still have an outdated AVR that needs to be replaced. I've started looking for an AVR where it's rated wattage is with all channels driven. Assuming this even exists. That way I would be getting a bit of both worlds. If all else fails I can still just get a 2 or 3 channel amp for the front.....
    If you don't mind refurbs, this is a killer way to go, you save money, you upgrade to newer, you get pre-outs and warranty and you're golden; http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too


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    First purchase will be; a pair of ? but I'd love a pair of SDA SRS

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    I have a pair of Monitor 50's as well. Is my amp so underpowered that I should consider switching my mains to those?

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    Probably not a bad idea. Do a search on clipping and that should give you a better idea on getting your system set up.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too


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    First purchase will be; a pair of ? but I'd love a pair of SDA SRS

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    How do I find out what the minimum power requirements are for my A9's, to get them out of harms way?

    By the way, thank you all for your time, patience and expertise, it's greatly appreciated!

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    Certainly you need a dedicated amp. I have parasound halo driving rti a9s and they sound great. Why not save up some more money (if budget is an issue at present), and buy pio sc series avr? I used to have marantz Sr 6006 (110 w per channel), and it was pretty nice. Warm sound. But recently i hooked up pio elite sc-65 and a huge difference. It also has preouts as well. Emotiva is a good economical option. Look for a good avr. Or a good preamp, but then you will need multi channel amp.

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    I am looking at the Pioneer Elite SC-67. It was benched by some hi-fi publication at over 110W per channel with 7 channels driven at 8 ohms if I remember correctly. That should make up a sizeable audio quality difference in my Denon as well as provide more power to the A9's.

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    Two channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 144.5 watts
    1% distortion at 191.6 watts

    Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 92.3 watts
    1% distortion at 138.8 watts

    Seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 90.0 watts
    1% distortion at 113.8 watts

    Analog frequency response in Pure Direct mode:
    –0.24 dB at 10 Hz
    –0.07 dB at 20 Hz
    +0.93 dB at 20 kHz
    –1.87 dB at 50 kHz


    Satisfactory, yes?

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    Your best bet is to buy a Denon 4520 CI Receiver. You will be able to run your system 7.2 without an issue.
    It has the power to run 7.2, all the new hdmi connections and other whistles. They can be had for a respectable price refurbished. Thats how I bought mine. I am currently running a 9.2 system off it. I'm looking to add two more for a 11.2 system which will then require me to add a amp.

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    Denon 4520 Receiver
    Polk RTi A5 front
    Polk CSi A6 Center
    Polk TSi 400 Front Wides
    Polk FXi6 Sides
    Polk RTi A3 Rear
    Gonna add Polk RTi A1 Front Heights and eventually move my RTi A5 to Front wide and purchase RTi A7 for fronts.
    I run it in Audyssey DSX Mode
    Panasonic PT AE7000U Projector, Denon 4520CI Receiver, Polk CSi A6 Center, Polk RTI A5 Fronts, Polk Tsi 400 Front Wides, Polk Fxi A6 Sides, Polk RTi A3 Rear, PS3, 100" Apex Cinewhite screen.

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    Saw this today Peaveydude and thought of you! This would DEFINATELY cure your power issues...
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    if you have your own reactor or hydro-electic dam available! 7 channels @ 350wpc!
    AVR - Onkyo NR809
    500gb HD for MP3 and FLAC files
    Amp - Parasound 2250 - FOR SALE BTW!! PM me if interested!
    Mains - Polk RTi12 towers
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    Wow! That XPA-7 looks killer! That would solve all my issues no doubt, and inevitably lead to divorce as well! Anyway, I did what I thought was the right thing to do and addressed all my wants and needs in one go. I ordered a Pioneer Elite SC-67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake1 View Post
    Saw this today Peaveydude and thought of you! This would DEFINATELY cure your power issues...
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    if you have your own reactor or hydro-electic dam available! 7 channels @ 350wpc!
    Heck yeah, I'm in the northwest, I'll just move up to Elbe, WA, theres a hydro-electric dam there. I am so in!!!
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too


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    Display-SamsungPN64D8000 | Receiver-Onkyo TX-NR807 | Source-OPPOBDP-103 | Amplifiers-Emotiva; XPA-2 x2, XPA-3 | Speakers: PolkAudio; mains-RTiA9, rears-RTiA9, center-CSiA6, surrounds-FXiA6 | Sub-Epik Empire x 2 | Interconnects-Emotiva


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    First purchase will be; a pair of ? but I'd love a pair of SDA SRS

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    I think the Pioneer Elite will suit your needs. It's definitely better than the average budget AVR. If I'm looking at the manual right, it can push about 85w per channel simultaneously. Seeing as how things don't typically push all speakers simultaneously, you will likely get a little more out of it than that. The only downside is what was mentioned earlier, if you want comparable quality a few years from now, you will have to shell out for another beefy AVR rather than just a processor. Still an excellent choice though. The fever may hit down the road and drive you to get a more powerful amp anyway

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    Hey all .. just joined CP .. i ordered an entire set of polk monitors for my 7.1 setup .. 65s for L and R, 35s for surrounds and front highs and a 25 for C .. after reading through this thread I'm afraid I'm going to damage my speakers by using my existing Onkyo ht-s5400 receiver .. I bought the HTiB about a year and a half ago and finally became unsatisfied with the sound quality .. now that i switched to the Polk's it sounds great .. just worried I'm doing something wrong..

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