Originally Posted by advanced101101
The Klipschs are 9 db more sensitive. They will absolutely rock with anything over 100watts. The xt8s sensitivity is 86db. Your x4000 is rated at 125 w/ch and who knows how much your speakers are seeing. Those speakers would need to see 600 watts to keep up with the klipschs on that avr. The klipsch see less distortion since the avr is working less, thus cleaner power. The xt8s design don't really lend it to the "loud" side.
Regardless, if you find the speakers unlistenable and you can't change the room and eq isnt working then I would stop and sell the speakers and find something that works with your setup and room.
Good advice, but this doesn't really address the SQ issue. I don't just have a problem getting the dB I am looking for, I cannot get the SQ I am looking for.
While the best option may be to ditch the speakers, that could be a $3K to $4K option (I would likely look at the CM10's), whereas (I think) you can get a decent dedicated amp for less than $1K?
So, do you think I would be able to improve the SQ much along with the dB if I ran more power to them with a dedicated amp?
Its been a while since I actively followed these forums, what is the sweet spot for most bang for the buck amps these days, still Emotiva?
Never ran a separate dedicated amp before, as this is also my HT setup, wouldn't running more power to the left/right channels overwhelm my center and surrounds?
Ditching the speakers is clearly the best option, just want to consider the other alternatives before doing that.
Sorry for the rookie questions. Thanks.