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Old 03-23-2013, 04:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Is a $1,000 pair of speakers too much for a $500 receiver?
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No, unless it is happens to be a really crappy receiver. At $500 its probably adequate for many/most speakers made unless they are terribly inefficient and/or present really demanding impedance loads.

Think about upgrading the receiver if/when you find it lacks features,.surround processing modes,.connectivity, etc you need or want, or if you fall in love with one of those aforementioned difficult speakers.

I wouldn't bat an eye if you told me you bought $10k speakers to pair with it.

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Originally Posted by DonnDonn View Post

Is a $1,000 pair of speakers too much for a $500 receiver?
It better not be cause mine cost more than that and they sound fantastic.

No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!
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If you're in love with the speakers, NO.
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As long as that purchase is within your budget go for it, going forward you may want to upgrade the receiver (if you are not happy with it).
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Certainly not!

I would recommend the PSB Image T6 speakers for almost any receiver in that price category.

They run $1300 per pair and are some of the best speakers you can get for under $2000.

Other excellent ones are the Monitor Audio Silver RX-2 for $900/pair and the Monitor Audio Silver RX-6 for $1300/pair.

The Wharfedale Diamond 10.4 speakers are also very good for around $800 per pair.

By the way, if you have not already purchased a receiver, I would strongly recommend the Harman-Kardon HK-3490 receiver, which is only $400 and IMO is worth twice the price; an incredibly good unit at a steal of a price.
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