[Update]Looking for a new pair of speakers - Found - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 12:19 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am currently shopping for a pair of new speakers. I currently have a Yamaha RX-461 receiver that a friend gave me. I will mostly use the speakers for music. If you guys want to recommend a different receiver because the age of this one I am fine with purchasing a new one.

I am mostly shopping at Best Buy because of the discount I receive.

The speakers I am looking at currently:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motion-15-5-1-4-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-each/6226238.p?id=1218721359188&skuId=6226238&st=categoryid$abcat0205001&cp=1&lp=10
UnNamedPerson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 12:54 PM
AVS Special Member
 
crazyrob425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,506
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 199 Post(s)
Liked: 202
Those speakers being 4ohm with that receiver is a bad idea. I would not recommend them. Additiional most speakers at best buy are over priced. Speakers from internet direct companies allow for more bang for your buck as there is no middle man.

But since you are willing to spend $900 for a pair of speakers (the speakers you are looking at are $450 each) there are plenty of amazing options available to you.

Given your receiver I would look no lower than a 6ohm speaker.

Do you only want book shelf speakers or are towers ok too?
UnNamedPerson likes this.
crazyrob425 is offline  
post #3 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Lets just say I can get those speakers for $210 each, in that price range what are some other speakers that would be better? I don't mind buying a difference receiver.
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #4 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 02:57 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Lets just say I can get those speakers for $210 each, in that price range what are some other speakers that would be better? I don't mind buying a difference receiver.

If you can get those Motion 15 speakers for that price, I would jump on it. Nothing else, for $200, is going to come close.

That is a very good tweeter in those speakers; excellent!

You DO need a different receiver to use with them; A NAD T748 or T758 receiver has the kind of amplifier circuits that can drive 4 ohm speakers well; very few others do.

NAD receivers sound much better with most speakers because most speakers are less than 5 ohms at some frequencies, and NAD designs its amps and power supplies to have a large reserve capacity, while others skimp in that critical area.
commsysman is offline  
post #5 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:01 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thank you very much for your input, I will be purchasing those speakers. Also do you know if any of the receivers that best buy sells could handle these speakers?
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #6 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Advanced Member
 
jaeelarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman View Post

If you can get those Motion 15 speakers for that price, I would jump on it. Nothing else, for $200, is going to come close.

That is a very good tweeter in those speakers; excellent!

You DO need a different receiver to use with them; A NAD T748 or T758 receiver has the kind of amplifier circuits that can drive 4 ohm speakers well; very few others do.

NAD receivers sound much better with most speakers because most speakers are less than 5 ohms at some frequencies, and NAD designs its amps and power supplies to have a large reserve capacity, while others skimp in that critical area.

This doesnt sound right. Are you sure?
jaeelarr is offline  
post #7 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
The only one I see on the Best Buy website that I would recommend for those speakers are the Marantz SR5008, 6008, or 7008.

The others I see there I couldn't recommend.

NAD and Cambridge Audio are better, IMO, but if you absolutely must go with Best Buy, then I would say go with Marantz. rather than the other brands they sell.
commsysman is offline  
post #8 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:12 PM
AVS Special Member
 
crazyrob425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,506
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 199 Post(s)
Liked: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Thank you very much for your input, I will be purchasing those speakers. Also do you know if any of the receivers that best buy sells could handle these speakers?
IGNORE THAT ADVICE! You are risking permanently damaging your avr and possibly your speakers.

You need a receiver that will support 4ohms speakers. Yamaha Receivers have no power to them especially budget models.

I strongly suggest you look at other speakers UNLESS you plan on immediately spending some serious bread on a receiver than can properly support 4ohm speakers

commsysman, there are other companies out there that build just as good receivers. I remember you were constantly recommending the lower line of HK receivers until I proved to you they are majorly down on power.
crazyrob425 is offline  
post #9 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:13 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

IGNORE THAT ADVICE! You are risking permanently damaging your avr and possibly your speakers.

You need a receiver that will support 4ohms speakers. Yamaha Receivers have no power to them especially budget models.

I strongly suggest you look at other speakers UNLESS you plan on immediately spending some serious bread on a receiver than can properly support 4ohm speakers

I totally understand I need a new receiver. I am currently asking for help to pick out a new one to support these speakers.
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #10 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:14 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaeelarr View Post

This doesnt sound right. Are you sure?

Yes.

Most receivers don't even publish specs for distortion when using 4 ohm speakers, because they will distort excessively.

NAD, Cambridge Audio, and some Marantz receivers are designed better and can drive 4 ohm speakers with an acceptable amount of distortion.

They are the best ones to consider for most speakers, but especially those sold as "4 ohm" speakers.
commsysman is offline  
post #11 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:22 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I would be able to get the Marantz SR5008 for $520, that would be $940, which is an awesome value but too high for my budget. What are other speakers you would recommend on BestBuy's website along with a new receiver to up to $650
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #12 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:28 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

I would be able to get the Marantz SR5008 for $520, that would be $940, which is an awesome value but too high for my budget. What are other speakers you would recommend on BestBuy's website along with a new receiver to up to $650

I would suggest getting that receiver and the Cambridge Audio SX50 speakers. they are very good, and you can presumably get a discount off of the regular price (or you can get them from Crutchfield for $250 per pair).

You can always buy better speakers later, but getting a good receiver is a wise long-term investment, and you can get it at a great price now.

The Focal Chorus 706 is also an excellent speaker; Best Buy lists them as $749 per pair, though, and maybe that is too much (don't know what your price would be...).
UnNamedPerson likes this.
commsysman is offline  
post #13 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:33 PM
AVS Special Member
 
crazyrob425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,506
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 199 Post(s)
Liked: 202
Lets look at some receivers tested at 4 ohms, since commsysman likes to only believe certain manufacturers specs (In fact NAD list their receivers at 1.0% THD last time I checked and I alert him to that), I BELIEVE NONE OF THEM and look at a 3rd party testing.

-Yamaha RX-V775WA AV Receiver = 2 Channels Continuously Driven, 4 ohm loads 149.7 watts (0.1% THD) 181.9 watts (1.0% THD)
Quote:
Here is the $350 Denon AVR-E400 AV Receiver in both stereo and surround sound:
2 Channels, 8 Ohms 103.0 watts (0.1% THD) 116.5 watts(1.0% THD)
2 Channels, 4 Ohms 93.3 watts (0.1% THD) 166.4 watts(1.0% THD)
5 Channels, 8 Ohms 70.0 watts (0.1% THD) 84.7 watts(1.0% THD)
7 Channels, 8 Ohms 62.3 watts (0.1% THD) 69.5 watts(1.0% THD)
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-avr-e400-av-receiver-test-bench
Quote:
Here is the $1000 Harmon Kardon AVR 3700, great in stereo horrible in surround sound:
2 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 151.1 watts (0.1% THD) 170.2 watts(1.0% THD)
2 Channels Continuously Driven, 4 ohm loads: 208.1 watts (0.1% THD) 280.4 watts(1.0% THD)
5 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 37.2 watts (0.1% THD) 40.6 watts(1.0% THD)
7 Channels Continuously Driven, 8 ohm loads: 27.9 watts (0.1% THD) 33.8 watts(1.0% THD)
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/harmankardon-avr-3700-av-receiver-test-bench
crazyrob425 is offline  
post #14 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:41 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman View Post

I would suggest getting that receiver and the Cambridge Audio SX50 speakers. they are very good, and you can presumably get a discount off of the regular price (or you can get them from Crutchfield for $250 per pair).

You can always buy better speakers later, but getting a good receiver is a wise long-term investment, and you can get it at a great price now.

The Focal Chorus 706 is also an excellent speaker; Best Buy lists them as $749 per pair, though, and maybe that is too much (don't know what your price would be...).

Thanks for the heads up, I would be able to get the Definitive Technology - StudioMonitor 55 for $300 as a pair. The Focal Chorus 706 is sold by a 3rd party seller but listed on Best Buy's site so I would not be able to get a discount.
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #15 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:44 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Got any comprehensive distortion/power numbers for the Marantz SR5008, which is the one I suggested of those that Best Buy sells?
commsysman is offline  
post #16 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:48 PM
AVS Special Member
 
commsysman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,301
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Thanks for the heads up, I would be able to get the Definitive Technology - StudioMonitor 55 for $300 as a pair. The Focal Chorus 706 is sold by a 3rd party seller but listed on Best Buy's site so I would not be able to get a discount.

Oh, I see. The Studio Monitor 55 is supposed to be very good; I have never heard it myself.

Stereophile did a comprehensive review of it in 2012 and they loved it, and its measurements looked good too. You can read the review on their website.

It might be just what you are looking for, and that is a great price.

The Marantz SR5008 receiver and those speakers should be very nice together.
commsysman is offline  
post #17 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 03:56 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman View Post

Oh, I see. The Studio Monitor 55 is supposed to be very good;I have never heard it myself.

Stereophile did a comprehensive review of it in 2012 and they loved it, and its measurements looked good too.

It might be just what you are looking for.

That is great! Would I need a new receiver or would my RX-461 be fine? The speakers are just going to be hooked up to a desktop computer. I was also looking just to replace the receiver and just buy a T-Amp because I have a dedicated sound card(Sound Blaster ZxR) which uses the TI Burr-Brown dac.

If I do that do you know of any T-Amps that support 4 ohms speakers?

http://www.amazon.com/Topping-TA2021-T-AMP-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005F5U852/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398291736&sr=1-1&keywords=TA2021

Would this T-Amp be enough to power the Studio Monitor 55's properly?

Last Edit: Found this Amplifier that seems like it would be able to power the Martin Logans. What do you guys think? Only reason I don't want to buy an receiver is because my only source is my desktop.

http://www.audioholics.com/amplifier-reviews/emotiva-mini-x-a-100-pre
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #18 of 35 Old 04-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Newbie
 
avatar14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
avatar14 is offline  
post #19 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 08:52 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Would this integrated amplifier be able to power the MartinLogan Motion 15 properly? Like I said I only have one source.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/80w-2-ch-integrated-amplifier/1224457.p?id=1218237078997&skuId=1224457&st=integrated%20amplifier&cp=1&lp=6
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #20 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 09:22 AM
AVS Special Member
 
crazyrob425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,506
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 199 Post(s)
Liked: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Would this integrated amplifier be able to power the MartinLogan Motion 15 properly? Like I said I only have one source.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/80w-2-ch-integrated-amplifier/1224457.p?id=1218237078997&skuId=1224457&st=integrated%20amplifier&cp=1&lp=6
I'd say it was a rip off and leads to no potential growth to your system. But you are getting the stuff at a huge discount so go for it. I would just rather get a full size receiver so I can have the option to add more sources in the future along with more speakers.

Have you heard the ML Motion 15's already? Make sure you like their sound first
crazyrob425 is offline  
post #21 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 09:32 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 456 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Would this integrated amplifier be able to power the MartinLogan Motion 15 properly? Like I said I only have one source.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/80w-2-ch-integrated-amplifier/1224457.p?id=1218237078997&skuId=1224457&st=integrated%20amplifier&cp=1&lp=6

It is rated 45 watts @ 4 ohms

Output Power 35W (8 ohms), 45W (4 ohms) (20Hz - 20kHz)

I would prefer something else

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #22 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 10:50 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,760
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 249 Post(s)
Liked: 781
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

That is great! Would I need a new receiver or would my RX-461 be fine? The speakers are just going to be hooked up to a desktop computer. I was also looking just to replace the receiver and just buy a T-Amp because I have a dedicated sound card(Sound Blaster ZxR) which uses the TI Burr-Brown dac.

Not all speakers are great for nearfield usage sitting at a computer. Studio monitors are generally better designed for that application. Unless you have heard the Martin Logans and know you like them better, I would go with the Def Tech Studio Monitor 55s for this reason AND because they will be easier to drive in terms of impedance.

Then, I wouldn't waste time trying to compare DAC chips. The implementation of a DAC chip is more important than whether or not one DAC chip is better than another. Wait and try your Yamaha RX-461 with your new speakers. Use both the line output from your sound card and the optical out to the receiver. Could be one or the other will be better.

As far as the age of the receiver, amplification quality hasn't changed much in recent years. You might buy a t-amp and wish you hadn't because the sound quality might not be any better at low volumes. And a high volumes, the Yamaha might easily out do the t-amp because t-amps don't have a lot of dynamic headroom.

If you definitely want a different amp, that Emotiva is very good. If you want a smaller digital amp so it doesn't take up as much room in your setup, this Indeed is more powerful than your typical t-amp. But I think you should just wait and see how things sound AFTER you get your speakers and then go from there, assuming you don't go with the Martin Logans (which probably would benefit from different amplification).

Finally, have you considered a subwoofer? What music genres do you listen to? Would they benefit from deeper bass?
UnNamedPerson likes this.

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
post #23 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 11:00 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 456 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Sherbourn PA-50 rated 75 watts for 4 ohms
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/shrbnpa250/sherbourn-pa-2-50-stereo-flex-amplifier/1.html

This one is 150 watts for 4 ohms
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/shrbnpa4z75/sherbourn-4z-75-4-zone-amplifier-w/speaker-selector/1.html

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #24 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I purchased the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55s today and I will test them with the Yamaha RX-461 before purchasing a different receiver/amplifier. I currently have an old Yamaha YST-SW216 subwoofer which I rarely notice when listening to the music..I notice it often when watching movies on my computer.
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #25 of 35 Old 04-24-2014, 05:48 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 456 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

I purchased the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55s today and I will test them with the Yamaha RX-461 before purchasing a different receiver/amplifier. I currently have an old Yamaha YST-SW216 subwoofer which I rarely notice when listening to the music..I notice it often when watching movies on my computer.

You will find out that the Definitive bass will surprise you - and will be a better
performer, even over that boomy/mushy and weak Yamaha subwoofer.

The Definitive is a nice speaker

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #26 of 35 Old 04-25-2014, 06:25 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for all the great information! Last thing, I noticed these speakers have 4 connections in the back, I did my own reading and it appears it's for bi-wiring and bi-amplifying. Is this something I should do or it won't make much of a difference?
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #27 of 35 Old 04-25-2014, 06:34 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
zieglj01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 456 Post(s)
Liked: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnNamedPerson View Post

Thanks for all the great information! Last thing, I noticed these speakers have 4 connections in the back, I did my own reading and it appears it's for bi-wiring and bi-amplifying. Is this something I should do or it won't make much of a difference?

That is mainly a marketing ploy, it all goes to the passive crossover - hook them up normal and enjoy.
UnNamedPerson likes this.

__________________________________________
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?

Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
zieglj01 is online now  
post #28 of 35 Old 04-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Newbie
 
stephan20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have a set of wharfdale vardus vr 300 good speakers
stephan20 is offline  
post #29 of 35 Old 04-27-2014, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
UnNamedPerson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
My speakers will be arriving on Tuesday but am not sure what amplifier to purchase because I do want to move my receiver and Quintet 3 set to the living room so I can actually use all 5 speakers instead of the two I was using before.

Would this be adequate for the speakers?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2014-Indeed-Audiophile-Qualit-Class-D-TDA7498E-160WX2-Stereo-Amplifier-Black-/291079772133
UnNamedPerson is offline  
post #30 of 35 Old 04-27-2014, 05:51 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
cel4145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 11,760
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 249 Post(s)
Liked: 781
That would work fine with the Studio Monitors. But I think you probably need the one with the AC adapter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2014-Indeed-Class-D-Amp-TDA7498E-160WX2-Stereo-Amplifier-36V5A-adapter-BLK-/291074046376
UnNamedPerson likes this.

Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
HT: Energy RC-50, RC-LCR, Veritas VS Surrounds | Dual CHT SS 18.1s | Denon AVR-888 | modified Dayton SA1000 | Antimode 8033C
Desktop: CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | HK 3390
Headphone & Portable HE-400 | K612 Pro | HP150 | DX50 | E12
cel4145 is offline  
Reply Speakers



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off