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Woolfman_8
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What AVR are you using?
Speakers for my 5.1 are arriving and the old Yamaha I have isn’t able to power the surround speakers sufficiently. It is set up for satellite speakers, not the Klipsch RP-400M’s that I am using for the rear surround. Any suggestions on an avr that can power a full Klipsch setup (bookshelf and center channel, not tower)? Something reasonably priced as well.

Thanks.


TigerWise
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re: What AVR are you using?
Currently I’m using a Denon AVRX4500


SG_Geaux
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re: What AVR are you using?
Klipsch speakers have fairly high sensitivity ratings.

Looking up the specs, those speakers are 50watts RMS and 200 watts Peak.

They don't require a lot of power. I would try your current Yamaha before buying a new one. I think you will be surprised.


Hopeful Doc
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re: What AVR are you using?
Marantz sr6009 with a separate amp on the mains for a 5.2 in my "big rig" room.

Marantz sr6011 with a fairly crappy 5.1.4 setup in the main tv viewing area.


If you sense a trend, I like marantz. I bought the 6-series thinking I'd eventually buy separate amps for everything. If this isn't something you're even considering, then their 5 series is probably plenty.


The only other considerations were multi-HDMI zone 2 capabilities (6 had it, 5 didn't) and there may have been a difference in the number of hdmi inputs


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Chitown_Badger
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re: What AVR are you using?
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Denon AVRX4500


X4400 checking in over here. Denon makes great stuff.

OP should keep in mind that or +3db you need to double the amp power, so a more expensive AVR with more watts may not provide a discernible volume bump.

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Take the sensitivity rating of the speaker, which is expressed in decibels (dB) at 1 watt/1 meter. If it's listed as an in-room or half-space spec, use that number. If it's an anechoic spec (like the ones found in some actual speaker measurements) add +3 dB. The number you have now will tell you roughly how loud the speaker will play in your listening chair with a 1-watt audio signal.

What we want to get to is the amount of power required to hit at least 102 dB, which is about as loud as most people ever want to enjoy. How loud is that? Ever been in a really loud movie theater? A properly calibrated theater running at reference level will give you about 105 dB per channel. That's very loud — louder than most people want to listen to — which is why theaters rarely play movies at volumes that high. So 102 dB makes for a good target.

Here's the key fact you need to know: To get that extra +3 dB of volume, you need to double the amp power. So if you have a speaker with an in-room sensitivity of 88 dB at 1 watt, then 2 watts will get you 91 dB, 4 watts will get you 94 dB, and so on. Simply count up from there: 8 watts gets you 97 dB, 16 watts gets you 100 dB, and 32 watts gets you 103 dB.
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Woolfman_8
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re: What AVR are you using?
Will do, the connection on the back for the surround speakers are for super small wires. That’s my concern.


Hopeful Doc
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re: What AVR are you using?
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Will do, the connection on the back for the surround speakers are for super small wires



You have spring connectors? That shouldn't be a concern at all.


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kballa6
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re: What AVR are you using?
Rocking a Denon S910W purchased 5 years ago and holding strong.


Woolfman_8
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re: What AVR are you using?
So, I started this thread this morning and no joke, my AVR crapped out when I got home from work...

My fiancé said she will buy me a Marantz SR5014 for my birthday. That will have me future proofed for 5-10 years I think.


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Will Cover
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re: What AVR are you using?
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What AVR are you using?



Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A880


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G Vice
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re: What AVR are you using?
Denon AVR X6300H, a few years old, pretty sure there is a newer model now, meeting and exceeding my 5.1 plus two other zones needs just fine.
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gpburdell
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re: What AVR are you using?
Marantz SR7008. I've had it for 6-7 years and it's been great. I'll probably upgrade to a newer Marantz in the next couple years once HDMI 2.1 is standard and demote this one to another room.


Chitown_Badger
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re: What AVR are you using?
This may be a dumb reason to ding them, but I don't like the super small display on the Marantz receivers. I like being able to see what channel is selected, which speakers are receiving a signal, etc


Woolfman_8
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re: What AVR are you using?
They didn’t have the 5014 in stock. So she got me the Morantz SR5015. Gets released on the 15th.

Happy day


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gpburdell
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re: What AVR are you using?
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This may be a dumb reason to ding them, but I don't like the super small display on the Marantz receivers. I like being able to see what channel is selected, which speakers are receiving a signal, etc


Depends on the model. Some of them have a front panel that flips down giving you a bigger display readout. Mine has this and I keep it open so I can see the input, audio signal format, active speakers etc.

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Marco Esquandolas
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re: What AVR are you using?
Anthem AVM-60 pre/pro


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Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2018
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re: What AVR are you using?
I’ve just heard great things about the sound and how long they last. It was great timing since the new models come out on September 15th.



No drop down, but I think it looks good.


Brisketeer
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re: What AVR are you using?
I’ve owned a 5009, 5010, and currently own an 8012. They’re great receivers.


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Neauxla
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re: What AVR are you using?
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080


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jennyjones
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re: What AVR are you using?
Nm
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