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I believe my RC-62 II is fine, but my RF-62 II's are just a tad small and would probably be okay with the RF-82 II's. But, go big or go home right? So, RF-7 II's are probably in my future. Im actually surprised how good my system sounds in this behemoth of a space - while it was being built I had many a nightmare about how it would sound.

I also added an XPA-5, and besides peace of mind and maybe a bit of the placebo effect, I can't say it makes much difference - just helps to future proof my system if I go to some power hungry speakers.


I just bought the 82ii's on Halloween, no way I would upgrade right now(wife would kill me). I think maybe when Klipsch comes out with the new rf7's and 64 I'd change out my front sound stage and drop the 82ii's to the rear, which would just be ridiculous, but why the hell not, right, go big or go home

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From the specs you wrote, it looks like 95W/ch 2 channels driven. The amp will run out of gas (read: blown speakers) before the speakers go at full blast.
what will be the solution. please suggest me something cz I have already lost 3 Harman Kardon sat30 speakers. As Im new to this Home theater thing. I dont know much about how to mix better. Do i need to use higher power speakers or higher power AV ?

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what will be the solution. please suggest me something cz I have already lost 3 Harman Kardon sat30 speakers. As Im new to this Home theater thing. I dont know much about how to mix better. Do i need to use higher power speakers or higher power AV ?

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The perfect combination is to have the amp output more than the speaker is rated for. You want to make sure the speaker is receiving CLEAN power. Can always turn it down.

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Nope, they're 8 ohms nominal. They may dip below 8 ohms at certain frequencies, but almost any decent receiver can drive them to obscene volume levels without issue.
Everyone repeat after Schwa: NOMINAL IMPEDANCE.

A speaker can go from 2-16 Ohms at certain freqs. But, NOMINALLY, they are rated at 8 Ohms.

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The perfect combination is to have the amp output more than the speaker is rated for. You want to make sure the speaker is receiving CLEAN power. Can always turn it down.
that means if i have 120 watts per channel output from av need to use speakers which has less then 120watts max power right ?
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that means if i have 120 watts per channel output from av need to use speakers which has less then 120watts max power right ?
You have to be careful with AVR's. They usually drop power significantly the more speakers it has to push. Take your 120W/ch AVR. You might have 80W/ch with 5 speakers playing. It doesn't matter what the speakers are rated at. When you want it to go louder, it will start outputting distortion to the speakers.

Most Klipsch speakers are rated around 100Watts RMS, 300Watts Peak, let's say. A 200W/ch amp or AVR would work nicely. It's better to overpower than to underpower.

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what will be the solution. please suggest me something cz I have already lost 3 Harman Kardon sat30 speakers. As Im new to this Home theater thing. I dont know much about how to mix better. Do i need to use higher power speakers or higher power AV ?

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Unless your room is the size of a super walmart or you like to listen at 120dbs your AVR will have plenty of power for your Klipsch setup.

My AVR is rated at 45 watts/channel and it easily can drive me out of the room it I want to.

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