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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: central Louisiana
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You have a fairly large room, to push 90db (so/so average sensitivity) speakers to good levels just below or near reference you'll need more power.
I'd get a mid-priced AVR with PRE-OUTS so you can add an external amp (Emotiva XPA-3 comes to mind) if you find you need one... and you probably will... no doubt it will sound better even at lower volumes... a beefy amp will really allow your speakers to open up and show you what they can do, bass, imaging, detail all increase...even at lower volumes. I run 93.5db sens. Rocket RS8850s from 14' and it made an insane difference once I added a 200w x3 Emotiva to them.
No Pre-outs= no possiblity to upgrade!