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    Default DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?


    Hi. I have 2 Energy Rc-30s, which are rated at 50-200 watt RMS. I use a Yamaha Rx-v465 to power them. It is rated at 105w per channel ( I know thats not the real watts).

    I have been using this combo for almost a year and they sound fantastic. Well....I came across a salesmen and he said that my receiver is under powering them and I could be damaging them down the road! And I better get an amp.

    Is this true?!! I don't CRANK these speakers. The most I have had them turned up to is around -0.0 to - 5.0 db

    but 95% of the time they are at -25.0 db.


    Am I hurting my speakers? DO I need a seperate amp? I am just really worried I have been damaging them this whole time

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    Default Re: DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?

    No you are NOT hurting your speakers in any way, shape of form. Just salesman B.S in an attempt to get you to purchase something you neither want or need.

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    Default Re: DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?

    Hi dmr,

    don't worry: you are NOT causing your speakers any damage. What the salesman told you was likely aimed at selling you an amp, which you don't necessarily need. You can power your speakers with whatever amp, and you won't be causing them damage unless you continuously feed them with more current than they can handle. Less current never did any damage to anything, and it would be counterintuitive if it did.

    EDIT: L2W beat me to it

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    Default Re: DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?

    Thank you both so very much. I was scared there for a minute.....


    I appreciate it very much.

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    Default Re: DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?

    I forgot to mention, the reason I was even approached by the salesmen is that I was looking for a new receiver, because my current one doesnt support 3d, and I am getting a vt30 this year.

    I think I would rather go used for the receiver since I can get more for the money. Could you guys please recommend me a used avr for my 2 rc-30s that supports 3d? I won't ever upgrade to 5.1 if that matters. Budget is $400. Thanks.

    Edit: Maybe I should post in the receiver forum, sorry.
    Last edited by dmr; 07-01-2011 at 07:38 AM.

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    Default Re: DO I need a seperate amp or will I damage my speakers?


    That unit doesn't have pre outs anyway.

    I'd say look at a Yamaha v467 or 471, or maybe an Onkyo 308.
    Something' amiss.

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