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    Default Rti10 amp help for a noob

    Hello
    I am new to home theatre and have read the rti10 has allot more bass when hooked to a receiver and an amp (they call this bi-amp correct?) My setup is as follows

    Avr-645 (75 watts per channel)
    rti10
    csi5
    rti6

    How much bass would an amp add to the rti10?

    What kind of amp can you recommend new for around $1000?

    Would the onkyo A-9555 be good for my purposes?

    I am using 16 gauge speaker wire in short length would I benefit from 14 gauge or bigger?

    Lastly my receiver is connected to a surge protector does this limit the power to the receiver? Should I run it straight to the wall? Any way to tell if you have clean power?

    Thanks for your help any feedback is greatly appreciated
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    Steve

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    First off, welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenFo2
    Hello,I am new to home theater and have read the rti10 has allot more bass when hooked to a receiver and an amp (they call this bi-amp correct?)
    No sir. Bi-amping is when you take a dual binding post type [as opposed to a single post speaker] speaker and use two amps to power them. One for the high frequencies, one for the low frequencies.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenFo2
    How much bass would an amp add to the rti10?
    Depending on the amp, not much to a lot.

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    I am using 16 gauge speaker wire in short length would I benefit from 14 gauge or bigger?
    Just to give you a hint. Do some reading in this forum using your search feature. This can be a touchy subject that is best left alone [hint, hint ;) ]. You will be able to find many, many long and sometimes entertaining threads on this subject.

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    Lastly my receiver is connected to a surge protector does this limit the power to the receiver?
    Sometimes, it depends on the current draw.

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    Should I run it straight to the wall?
    Many folks here do, but for safety's sake it's best to plug it into the surge protector.

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    Any way to tell if you have clean power?
    An oscilloscope. I wouldn't worry too much with that until you get some more of the less technical aspects of reproduction down pat.

    Again, welcome to the forum.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenFo2 View Post
    Lastly my receiver is connected to a surge protector does this limit the power to the receiver? Should I run it straight to the wall? Any way to tell if you have clean power?
    TrippLite makes some fairly high quality, low priced surge protectors

    Like this HT10DBS at Amazon ... yes, it does have EMI/RFI filters
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    Hello
    Thanks for the responses, I think I will focus on getting a good amp then work on the small details. So what amp is a good match for the rti10, I like the warm sounds from my avr-645 so what would match welll with it?
    Will $1000 get me an amp to drive the 7inch 4 subs?
    Thanks for your help

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    I suggest the B&K product line for your speakers, I love how mine sounds. And yes 1K will buy you enough juice to get all the RTi-10s can offer. You will be surprised how much bass you can get out of that speaker.

    I bought my amp used and if that is something your OK with take a look on Audiogon or Ebay. Think high current for this application and with the budget you have a 200 watt per channel should be your target (Cfrizz will be so proud of me :))
    AVR: Elite VSX-21TXH
    Amplifier: B&K 7250 Series ii
    Misc: Velodyne SMS-1
    Mains: RTi-10
    Center: CSi-5
    Rear: Boston DSi460
    Sub: SVS PC-Ultra
    TV: Panasonic TC-P58V10
    DVD: Panasonic DMP-BD60K

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