Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
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The amps are more than enough. We had them cranked up and acoustic issues impacted sound more than the amplifier (speaker's ability, ceiling mounts, hardwood floors & big windows, not all furniture in yet, etc.). At background music levels, they're great.
Outdoors we have a pair of Emotiva UOM-6.2s, and they're mounted more traditionally (L&R about 6 feet off the ground on each side of the deck)......and they rock. Crisp, full sound.... the bylaw officeer will be by before the amp/speakers distort! ;-)
On that note, in general the Emotiva speakers outperformed the monoprice and HTD speakers we bought. We used 7 of the largest Emotiva in-walls in a dedicated theatre (different A/V sources than zones), and when matched with an SVS sub they really impressed me.
The only thing I'm not impressed with is the HTD.com angled speakers (HD-R65AIM). WAF in the great room drove us to use these, and the sound is thin.... Seeing if WAF would allow a sub......
So in my opinion, from best to worst in ceiling/wall/outdoor speakers:
Edit - just wanted to add that with multi amp channels available, you can bi-amp if you happen to want to run some power-hungry towers....just buy a Y-splitter coming off of the controller, and run the same input signal (L) into two of the amp channels....and repeat for (R)...