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    Default How well am I powering my 15's?

    Currently using an Adcom GFA 6000. I see lots of talk hear about 200wpc minimum, but I wonder how significant the improvement in sound would be. How much should I expect to spend on a used amp to get significant improvement over the Adcom??

    I will add that I'm VERY happy with the sound now, but it's hard not to wonder what you might be missing.
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    Well, let me start that if you are very happy with the sound, keep it! The ultimate goal with a system is to get something that you think sound good, so it sounds like your there.

    However, 100wpc is not a whole like on the LSis like you were saying. A more powerful amp can make a big difference when it comes to bass extension and detail. It can really "bring speakers to life". Adcom is a good midfi amp. You could try to bi-amp the LSis and see what you think about that as a starting block.

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    Thanks zingo. I really wanted to bi-amp when I got the Adcom, but my setup isn't condusive to doing so. I guess I'll stick with what I've got for now unless I find a great deal on a more powerful amp.
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    150wpc @ 4ohms for the front channels, and nice other specs. I'd say you're going just fine.

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    My Amp arrives this Thursday. I will post a review. However I am comparing an amp versus no amp which apparently will big a giagantic difference.
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805
    Amp: Emotiva XPA-5
    Front: LSI15
    Center: LSIC
    Sourround: FxiA4
    Rear: Fxi3
    Sub: Bic H100
    TV: Sony 52' XBR4


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    Sorry if I was a little confusing. My idea is, just for day, try bi-amping the LSis and see if it makes a difference to you. After your listening test, you can put everything back the way it was. It's just a way for you to get another perspective without getting new equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Sorry if I was a little confusing. My idea is, just for day, try bi-amping the LSis and see if it makes a difference to you. After your listening test, you can put everything back the way it was. It's just a way for you to get another perspective without getting new equipment.
    I didn't understand, but I'm probably just a little slow:o This is a good idea and I may have to give it a shot on Saturday.
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