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    Default Ive got RTi line...Now I need help...

    Hey this is my first time on this forum. I have recently purchased RTi A3 fronts, CSi A6 center, FXi A6 rears, and a velodyne DLS 4000R. I was about to buy an new Onkyo TX SR805 reciever but after reading some of the threads I am a little weary. I dont understand why the 130W per channel isnt enough for the speakers. If you go over the wattage rating of the speakers, cant you potentially damage them? Help me understand a little... thanks a million...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boseH8er View Post
    Hey this is my first time on this forum. I have recently purchased RTi A3 fronts, CSi A6 center, FXi A6 rears, and a velodyne DLS 4000R. I was about to buy an new Onkyo TX SR805 reciever but after reading some of the threads I am a little weary. I dont understand why the 130W per channel isnt enough for the speakers. If you go over the wattage rating of the speakers, cant you potentially damage them? Help me understand a little... thanks a million...
    You're probably getting confused concerning the LSi line. The 805 is plenty of AVR to handle the A3s exceptionally well. They aren't hard to drive at all.

    Don't worry about over driving them...won't happen.

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    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
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    Listen to Ron's advice.

    The RTI series should be fine with the Onkyo 805.

    If anything I think that you would want the amp or avr to be rated to provide more power than the speakers as the most typical damage is trying to drive your amp over its rated output (in relation to the what the speakers can handle) and so cause the dreaded 'clipping' of power output from the amp to the speaker which results in damaging the drivers - usually the tweeter 'frying'.

    The 805 and A3's sound like a close match.

    Let us know how it works out!

    Erik

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    true that if you over drive a small amp or avr you can fry tweeters and that is very easy to do if you are not paying attention like at a party or something like that. another thing worth noting is that alot of companies under rate there speaker power handling abilities so when people put a big amp thinking they are going to kill the speaker they cant. and finally the amp you are looking at looks like a good amp in that it has all the pre outs so if you do go for a big external amp you can and it does alot of the different decoding of the next gen losses sound tracks.
    If life had more tubes it would be a lot smoother.

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    You can overdrive any piece of gear and fry something.Just because an amp is rated,say at 200 watts a channel,doesn't mean your useing all those watts all the time.Most normal listening levels,you'd be surprised at how little watts you are actually useing.Your fine,better to have too much than too little wattage.The most common way to fry your speakers is by way off distortion.The average guy will always want to see how "loud" his new speakers will play,and turn that volume dial up past the "0" mark on his AVR.Not all AVR's are created equal,but going past that zero point is heading into dangerous waters.So keep the volume at less than ear bleeding levels and you won't fry anything.And welcome to the forum,stick around,have fun,ask questions,learn all you can,this is a fun place to learn and kick back.

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