I am considering purchasing the Denon AVR-X4000 receiver and a couple of B&W CM9, but I am unsure if the receiver can power the CM9's (I have heard they are very power hungry).
I like the Denon feature set and it is around my budget. The long term plan is to invest in the full CM series for a full 5.1 setup, but my initial setup would be the receiver and the two speakers. The setup would be used for bluray movies and Spotify music streaming.
Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Panasonic G20 50"
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 surround
To relieve the AVR of power sapping low frequency amplification duties, and contribute the most to your listening experience, your next purchase in your upgrade path should be a sub (or two).
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These speakers are a lot easier to drive than internet hearsay (or dealers who want to rip you off) suggests.
Don't lose any sleep over it.
After listening to various speaker combinations, I ended up purchasing the following:
1x ASW 10CM subwoofer
1x Denon AVR-X4000
which I will combine with my old speakers for a 7.1 surround setup. It will be delivered wednesday! :D