I've purchased a pair of used RTI-12's that are in excellent condition. The intended use was for 2-channel stereo. Right now they are hooked up to a Yamaha 797 2-channel amplifier. There is no subwoofer connected. The amp is rated at 100 watts/ch @ 8 ohms. This pairing is excellent at low level volumes, but when the volume is set at about 60%, I get distortion in the highs.
I'm thinking about moving these speakers over to a home theatre setup, but I'd like to hear these units kick to their full potential in 2-channel first. It would be good info to know which amps are recommended for stereo and home theatre.
After reading some posts on this forum I've realized that I will need a power amp for these speakers. But I have a few questions about everything that's required so I can avoid the trail and error process of buy and selling equipment.
1. Which 2-channel and home theatre power amps (new or used) would you suggest for the RTI-12's?
2. Will a power amp solve the distortion problems of the highs or will I definitely need to hook up a subwoofer?
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Thanks guys in advance.