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    Default Onkyo TX-NR626 with TSI 500, TSI100 and CS10

    Hi everyone,

    I recently got hold of a special that include a pair of TSI500, TSI100 and a CS10 speakers(who can say no to 30% discount :) ). I still need to buy the sub, though all together it will be a 5.1 setup for HomeTheater purposes.

    I was initially thinking of buying a Onkyo TX-NR616 due to the 100W per 8ohm channel which these speakers are(8ohm), though Onkyo now released the TX-NR626 which is 95W for 8ohm or 160W for 6ohm ( I think - please verify) :/

    I would like to use Onkyo for this setup due to the good Android application and features for price.

    Given it will be used as a HomeTheater, can I use the TX-NR626 with these speakers without damaging them?

    Thank you!

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    I wouldn't choose either of those. Look for one with pre-amp out puts, Like the 828,818,717,and 709. All of which have the Android compatibility and the pre-outs are always great if you want to add a external amp to really make your speakers sound their best. The 717 and 709 can be purchased for about the same money if not cheaper than the newly released 626. Also pre-outs are no longer avail. on the 7xx series after the 717. Too anwer your question, yes the 626,616 will power your system with out damaging your speakers just dont drive it into clipping. Keep it below reference level and assuming your room isnt really big it will be fine.
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    Welcome to Club Polk. You will find most people here will advise you to buy AVR's with pre-outs, usually followed by in case you want to add an amp. Very good advice, because as you add speakers to any AVR, the power to each individual speaker drops. Most people who really don't know, because nobody bothered to tell them, will simply turn up the volumn knob. That's alright to a point, but if the AVR starts straining to keep sending that power to speakers, it can actually destroy the speakers, as well as itself. Power ratings on AVR's are really a rough guide at best.

    As far as Android apps, most manufacturers have them available for download, on most of their AVR's. Just the lower end ones may not be able to use them, same for Apple apps. Not trying to take anything away from Onkyo, they make great gear. If that is the only thing you basing your decision on, you may want to look at different manufacturers. Most will listen to different brands, and base the decision on sound. Some will look for features, or even what auto-cal program they use, but apps are always being written.

    The Tsi speakers are pretty easy to drive, so you really shouldn't have an issue driving them with the Onkyo. That being said, if somebody suggested that AVR just for the Android app, seek advice elsewhere. The pre-outs will be more benificial, because you can never have too much power, but you can have too little.

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    That receiver should drive them nicely if your are tied to the speakers. It would be a balanced system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    Welcome to Club Polk. You will find most people here will advise you to buy AVR's with pre-outs, usually followed by in case you want to add an amp. Very good advice, because as you add speakers to any AVR, the power to each individual speaker drops. Most people who really don't know, because nobody bothered to tell them, will simply turn up the volumn knob. That's alright to a point, but if the AVR starts straining to keep sending that power to speakers, it can actually destroy the speakers, as well as itself. Power ratings on AVR's are really a rough guide at best.

    As far as Android apps, most manufacturers have them available for download, on most of their AVR's. Just the lower end ones may not be able to use them, same for Apple apps. Not trying to take anything away from Onkyo, they make great gear. If that is the only thing you basing your decision on, you may want to look at different manufacturers. Most will listen to different brands, and base the decision on sound. Some will look for features, or even what auto-cal program they use, but apps are always being written.

    The Tsi speakers are pretty easy to drive, so you really shouldn't have an issue driving them with the Onkyo. That being said, if somebody suggested that AVR just for the Android app, seek advice elsewhere. The pre-outs will be more benificial, because you can never have too much power, but you can have too little.

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    Spot on. Also consider moving up that center to the CS20 if you can. The cs1 is a tad too small for your fronts if you ask me.

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    Interesting question. If I were u I'd buy an avr with pre outs. Most people always advise not to drive an avr into clipping. Well sometimes we like to play our music loud. U should buy an avr with pre outs and get a power amp soon in yo case

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    Hi everyone,

    For some reason the forums are not spamming me when a reply is made :/

    Roit, the dimensions of the room are 6.1M (length), 4M (width), 2.6M (height), the speakers are somewhat overkill for the room though.

    The 717 seems to be somewhat out of stock (suppliers are probably preparing for the 727) locally in S.A. I could try the 727 which has more power or break the bank and go for an 818, though, by the time I have the money to upgrade my kit, I'll probably upgrade the receiver as well :) The similar (price range wise) Denon does not have pre-out as well :/

    Thanks for tips, I really appreciate it.

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    Side note:
    Luckily I did listen to the Denon and Yamaha gear and although they were great, the Onkyo sounded more "alive" to me :)
    The Denon with a similar price tag is the AVR-2113.

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    I can vouch for the Onkyo 709, that is what I am using and I love it. I've never had my speakers hooked directly into it though. I just use it as a pre-amp. But, if you even decide to add a amp it will work nicely, I also have the TSI500s. No center though.

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    If you like Onkyo, then that's what you like. You may want to look at the Acessories4less offerings. May have a factory refurb that will fit your needs. Just keep in mind that 10 or 20 watts of AVR power is pretty close to meaningless. You want the bells, whistles, and pre-outs.

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