Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
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Quick question...Just moved and will be putting the HT system in the basement. I have room for a 55-70" TV above fireplace in family room where previous owners mounted 7 Definitive small speakers on the wall (LCR and 2 rears in addition to 2 others in an adjacent room. Looks pretty bad and I have no intention of going 5.1 in the family room. So, in an effort to compromise with the wife I'm "offering" to remove the 7 small speakers, mount the TV and just use the sound from the TV and get 2 reasonably priced speakers for 2 channel listening and also to fill the first floor with sound. I'm very partial to B&W as I love the silky smooth highs and the vocals on this brand.
My question is, if I look around and spend maybe $2,000 on speakers, can they be driven with just a regular high end receiver or am I definitely looking at adding an amp? Been a while since I've looked on Audiogon to see what is out there but if I can get the OK for the 2 speakers something tells me I'll need an amp to drive them properly.
Thanks for the help and suggestions.