So, I pretty much went overboard in getting some new L/C/Rs for my home theater. I got three Tannoy DC12-i speakers and am super stoked. However, I want to make sure I baby them because they are hopefully the last theater speakers I'll have to buy. I have an Onkyo 806 with 135 watts per channel. I usually only listen to movies at -10 to -16 depending on the film. However, the recommended amp power for the Tannoys is 400W. I hear that if you overdrive your AVR and get clipping it can ruin your speakers. I don't see how clipping wouldn't ruin my current speakers, but they aren't nearly as beefy. Will I be killing my speakers if I use just my AVR? I can't really afford to get much right now, but I could probably swing getting a few Behringer EPX2000s...
Video: Optoma HD3300, Panamorph UH480, Darbee Darblet, Samsung BD D6700 Blu Ray player, DIY Seymour Centerstage XD 138" Curved Screen
LCR - Tannoy DC12i, Sides - Tannoy IW63, Rears - Tannoy Saturn DC6ti Bookshelf, Ceilings - Tannoy CMS 603DC (TF), Tannoy CMS 601DC (TR), 3 Micro Marty/1 Full Marty DIY subs
Amplification: Emotiva XPA-3, Emotiva XPA-2, Outlaw Audio 7700, 2x Inuke 6000DSP
Receiver: Anthem MRX 720