I have the pioneer 821-K. Rated at 80watts per channel 20-20khz.
125 watts per ch @ 1khz-6ohm. All my speakers are 6ohm.
I want to upgrade to a 1122k(2012), or a 1121k(2011) model because of the
fact I can run .2 subs and even out the bass to fill the room.
The other reason is that I want a little more power avaliable to my speakers. My fronts are rated @130 max and they were blown due to clipping in 5.1 having run out of juice from the wittle (821) weciever trying to power all of it.
Will I be gaining that much more headroom switching to the other model mentioned with an additional 10-20 watts 20hz-20khz?
Funny that the brand new 1122k rates 90 watts per ch@ 20hz-20khz, but
@1hz-6ohm its 165 watts ,where the the 821 is @125watts.
All info below from pioneers website.
821K--- 80watts @ 20hz-20khz 125 watts at 1khz 6ohm
1121k--- 110 @ ^^^^^^^ 125 ^^^^^^^^^^^
1122k----- 90 @ ^^^^^^^ 165 ^^^^^^^^^^
I learned how to tell if I am approaching clipping and dont need a lecture on that. I know that the power ratings are bull crap under actual use. I want to stay with pioneer. I am not planning on building a huge system in the near future but would like more power just in case. I just want to give my pioneer andrew jones low priced speakers the right amount of power to make them sing to the best of their ability.
Any knoledge from you guys would be really helpfull in my deciding to upgrade, thanks.