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Amp for DT Aw6500

Hey guys new to this forum,
Just finished my paver patio and was looking to hook up some music. I really love the idea of sonos but was curious if the connect amp put out enough power for two definitive technology aw6500's. I didn't want to spend 700$ on a receiver then 300 on the connect . Where the connect amp is 500 .
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As I understand it, you would need a Sonos Bridge - AND a Sonos Connect:Amp. Def Tech speakers are quite sensitive so this should put out enough power for them - the reviews on Amazon indicate people using all kinds of speakers and getting good results.

Is it impossible to run speaker wires from your AVR to the patio. It was a pain for me as well, but it only cost the price of a spool of wire and once done I didn't have any other components - just my AVR and another pair of remote speakers.

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I will be running wires to the patio and I can run them to anywhere but I don't have an avr . So rather than buying an avr plus a sonos connect I was considering just using the connect amp which puts out 55w per Channel. Just wasn't sure if it was enough for the def tech aw 6500 as I am a newbie to home audio.
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These are very sensitive speakers - 92dB / watt. In case you don't understand speaker sensitivity, that means that with a 1 watt input (assuming 8 Ohms) these speakers will put out 92dB of sound at 1 meter - that is quite loud. Now outdoors there is no room reinforcement, but that is still quite loud. Those speakers at about 10 feet with 30 watts of input power will produce about 100dB - that is really loud.

This is an SPL calculator you can play with:

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html

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