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If you lower your listening level to only 85db, then you only need 6 watts!
And save my ears as well I never listen higher than 90db anyway!
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So I am glad that I have three CA-M600 with the 800D2 I can get 105db at 3M. So with this in mind NO AV receiver should be THX certified!!
What if you had speakers that were 96db instead of 90db in sensitivity? Alot of the speakers geared towards HT are much more sensitive than the 802s.
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What if you had speakers that were 96db instead of 90db in sensitivity? Alot of the speakers geared towards HT are much more sensitive than the 802s.
Yes like which ones
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So no answers for my question?

Crossover on a speaker what does that do for the sensitivity rating?

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So no answers for my question?

Crossover on a speaker what does that do for the sensitivity rating?

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To answer your question, we really would need to know what crossover you are talking about.

If you are referring to a crossover that is external to the speakers themselves, that would have no effect. This is because the sensitivity rating is based on the power actually reaching the speakers after being processed by the crossover, or whatever. The sensitivity rating is based on the power actually reaching the speaker.

If, on the other hand, you are referring to the insertion loss of the internal passive crossover network inside the speaker cabinets (which should be quite small), that would have already been factored into the sensitivity rating.
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Been running my B & W LR speakers, 802 Series 2, for some time now, as part of a 5.1 system, without a center speaker. Am unable or unwilling to get a definitive answer from the local Vancouver B & W dealership as to a compatible center. It sounds great as a phantom center but would be nice to have one.
There is local Craig's Lister selling a CC3. Would that be a suitable center?
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Been running my B & W LR speakers, 802 Series 2, for some time now, as part of a 5.1 system, without a center speaker. Am unable or unwilling to get a definitive answer from the local Vancouver B & W dealership as to a compatible center. It sounds great as a phantom center but would be nice to have one.
There is local Craig's Lister selling a CC3. Would that be a suitable center?
HTM2D or whatever the replacement is. Not crazy large, same tweeter etc.
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Been running my B & W LR speakers, 802 Series 2, for some time now, as part of a 5.1 system, without a center speaker. Am unable or unwilling to get a definitive answer from the local Vancouver B & W dealership as to a compatible center. It sounds great as a phantom center but would be nice to have one.
There is local Craig's Lister selling a CC3. Would that be a suitable center?

Best match should be the Matrix HTM.

If you couldn't find that go with that I would try and find something close to it driver material wise. Your 802s use an aluminum tweeter with a kevlar mid-range. The CC3 center uses a soft dome tweeter with a fiber mid-range, very different.

I would ask the dealer to demo the HTM62 Center. This center uses kevlar midwoofers and aluminum tweeters, same materials as your 802s. I predict this will be your best option for a new model center, won't be perfect, but maybe good enough.
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