Originally Posted by thor95
Thanks for the info GIEGAR.
Looking at subs, I'm considering the PSB SubSeries 200 Subwoofer. Would this be adequate to push enough low frequency load off of the X2T's or could I go with the 125 eight inch be enough?
Why even consider a PSB sub when there's so many other choices at lower pricing with better performance? Look at Hsu Research, Rythmik, SVS, Powersound Audio, many more to choose from.
As for the Onkyo giving up the magic smoke, help me to understand just how you wired the speakers and configured the AVR. There is little to no benefit in bi-wiring or bi-amping from an AVR. If you want serious, consistent power, use the pre-amp outputs of the AVR (assuming it has them) and send the signals to a true amplifier. Preferably choose one that puts out a true, clean 80 to 150 watts per channel. If your current (blown) AVR has pre-outs, those may still be fine and you could just get a 5 or 7 channel power amp now and continue to use the Onkyo.
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