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    Default Center channel power requirements.

    I'm just tossing out this question for feedback from you guy/gals. I currently have an NAD T773 avr powering my center & two surrounds (110w). The Krell KAV 250a (250w) handles my mains.

    Would it benefit me to add more juice to the center by adding a mono block amp? As it stands now, I'm very happy with the sound but at the same time curious if adding a 250w or even higher mono block for the center would really add anything or just be a waste of money.

    At this time I'm really not interested in picking up a 5 channel amp. If I do anything it'll be adding a mono block amp.
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    I'd use a McIntosh 501. I know you want Mickeys, good way to take the plunge!!

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    Just curious Phil, why not look at a 5CH amp. Less cables to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    Just curious Phil, why not look at a 5CH amp. Less cables to deal with.
    I don't know, I've always been a two channel amp kind of guy & I'd let the avr handle the center & surrounds. That's why I'm curious if adding more power to the center would be of any benefit. I just like the combo of a two channel amp, mono amp for the center (if warranted) & let the avr handle the surrounds.

    And after Hawkeye just got done breaking my balls about an MC501 ;) for my center, that really rekindled my lust for a two channel Mac down the road. Then what would I do with the 5ch amp? I really don't like to have to sell things if I can avoid it.
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    Rotel RMB-1095 / 5 channel amp
    Rotel RMB-1075 / 5 channel amp
    TEAC UD - 501 DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    SONOS System
    KEF Q900 / mains
    KEF Q600 / center
    KEF Q800 / surrounds
    KEF Q100 / rear surr.
    Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 / front & rear presence
    Velodyne SPL-1200R subs / dual pair
    DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 sub EQ
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    Well a monoblock certainly woke up my center speaker & woke up Willow's when I passed it on to him!

    Which eventually made me want to amp ALL my speakers! If I knew then what I know now...
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    I own a Proceed AMP5 (120 lbs) and it's just like having 5 monos. Individual power supply for each channel. 125wpc into 4 ohms / 250wpc into 8 ohms.
    Michael ;)
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