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    What Will an AMP do for my current setup?

    Does it intensify the sound?

    I currently have a Yamaha receiver with klipsch reference speakers 7.1 surround all Klipsch reference. My reciever is beefy 140 watt per channel

    What will an amp do for this existing basement setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakinsdad View Post
    What Will an AMP do for my current setup?

    Does it intensify the sound?

    I currently have a Yamaha receiver with klipsch reference speakers 7.1 surround all Klipsch reference. My reciever is beefy 140 watt per channel

    What will an amp do for this existing basement setup?

    Since Klipsch speakers have very high sensitivity (usually around 94dB - 97dB) you don't really need beefy amplifiers to make them shine. 140 watts is more than enough IMO even you listen to reference levels.

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    I would take that money and invest into some awesome subwoofers, unless you already have some.
    Onkyo system, Yamaha speakers, AKG headphones

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    Really need to know the model of speakers.. Some need more then others.. sure the sensitvity is high, but some have some imped. dips that even 140 channel amps cant handle... In all honest the amp is 7x140 ?? that is NOT all channel driven.. maybe half that if you are lucky.. so I need to know the model of the AVR as well.. maybe there are some benchtest online somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    I would take that money and invest into some awesome subwoofers, unless you already have some.
    Yeah. I have a r12

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    Who makes it?
    Onkyo system, Yamaha speakers, AKG headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdntrxi View Post
    Really need to know the model of speakers.. Some need more then others.. sure the sensitvity is high, but some have some imped. dips that even 140 channel amps cant handle... In all honest the amp is 7x140 ?? that is NOT all channel driven.. maybe half that if you are lucky.. so I need to know the model of the AVR as well.. maybe there are some benchtest online somewhere.

    I had a 125x7 that could not handle my Ultra2 THX's.. went into protection mode.. now I have 400x7
    Rxv-3900 is the avr. Yamaha. Speakers are RF-82 in The fronts with RC 82 center. The four surrounds are RS-42

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    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    Who makes it?
    Klipsh

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    Give me a recommend on an amp junkies.

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    Krell or Mcintosh......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi Resolution View Post
    Krell or Mcintosh......

    If he can afford them... yep, great choices.

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    BenchTest from Hometheater.com

    Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 69.2 watts
    1% distortion at 81.5 watts
    Seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
    0.1% distortion at 62.9 watts
    1% distortion at 68.9 watts



    Now for your speakers.. Obviously a sub doing the dirty work down low is going to help take some load off your AVR.. but RF-82,RC62 are demanding. They have impedence dips in the 3 ohm range if I remember correctly. HT will be less demanding because the demand will very, but if you did all channel music at a loud volume you could potentially have some clipping. I dont know your listening habits.. you maybe fine as is, but you do have the potential for clipping to occur at high volume levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    If he can afford them... yep, great choices.

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    McIntosh Tube is my favorite.... Sunfire,Krell,EAD,Parasound,Theta,Anthem,...there are so many
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdntrxi View Post
    McIntosh Tube is my favorite.... Sunfire,Krell,EAD,Parasound,Theta,Anthem,...there are so many
    Yes there are. I'm partial to Sunfire, Conrad Johnson, Krell, Linn, Meridian, Anthem and Marantz. Ones in bold I am currently using in an A/V or audio only system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    Yes there are. I'm partial to Sunfire, Conrad Johnson, Krell, Linn, Meridian, Anthem and Marantz. Ones in bold I am currently using in an A/V or audio only system.
    yeah me too.. Grew up with Carver.. so Sunfire was logical. My main amp is Sunfire.. but I have some vintage HH Scott gear and had some McIntosh not too long ago. (tube)
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    Hello there, does anyone own an Emotiva AMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdntrxi View Post
    yeah me too.. Grew up with Carver.. so Sunfire was logical. My main amp is Sunfire.. but I have some vintage HH Scott gear and had some McIntosh not too long ago. (tube)
    Scott, forgot about them, fine amps indeed. I am using 7 Conrad Johnson 275 watt mono amps in my audio room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenchosal11 View Post
    Hello there, does anyone own an Emotiva AMP
    Kuro owns an emotiva amp, if you have some questions shoot him a pm he's cool fella and would love to answer any questions for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Kuro owns an emotiva amp, if you have some questions shoot him a pm he's cool fella and would love to answer any questions for ya.
    Thank you for the info.

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