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    Default 40 watt amp with two 150 watt speakers?

    I'm trying to set up a small speaker system for my TV, and I was looking around for things to buy and came up with this setup:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PTA2-2x40...cm_rdp_product
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    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSF-5000-.../dp/B000OG4E1G

    Here are the basic stats for the amp,
    2 x 40 Watt RMS at 4 Ohm
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz

    and the basic stats for the speakers:
    Frequency Response Curve 45-50,000Hz
    Audio Sensitivity 88 dB
    Impedance 8 ohm

    Now, I researched this a bit, and I was worried about the fact that the amp is only 40 watts per channel. I read a lot of things and understand that the speaker wattage is the max wattage, and that 40 watts should actually be plenty to handle for this setup, but I just want to make sure.

    Anybody have any input on whether this is an okay setup or the two things don't match up?

    Thanks

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    That amp puts out 40w @ 4 ohms and those speakers are 8 ohms. You're only going to be feeding them 20-30 watts and this is from a unit that is 5.4 x 7.5 x 2.8 inches and 4.4 pounds? I think I'd pass.

    Take your $250 to the used market and you'll do much, much better. Get an actual receiver/AVR.

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    That's a crappy a$$ pro amp. Besides that it will not work with a TV set. What you'll need is an AVR or 2 channel receiver capable of handling video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfall View Post
    That amp puts out 40w @ 4 ohms and those speakers are 8 ohms. You're only going to be feeding them 20-30 watts and this is from a unit that is 5.4 x 7.5 x 2.8 inches and 4.4 pounds? I think I'd pass.

    Take your $250 to the used market and you'll do much, much better. Get an actual receiver/AVR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    Yep either something like that or something used or this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-40-B...item5af561b84d

    and this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-52...oneer+receiver

    Slightly over budget but much much better.

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    HTIB seems like the key here. The local electronics store should have plenty within that budget.

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    A SurroundBar is another good option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    A SurroundBar is another good option...
    ....Right...
    if you are wanting a low cost way to boost your television's sound, there are more and more Soundbars coming out that do a good job. Some are also accompanied by a small sub. Some also have side-firing speakers that really help with stereo separation.

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