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Originally Posted by hv9200 View Post
I have the Gen 2 and am pleased with it, no hum that I can tell

btw, it replaced a parasound that hummed.
Well, that is what I would call useful info. With lots of happy campers using the XPA-5, I think it's a done deal. $888 right now puts it very close to a no-brainer.

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I recently purchased the Emotiva XPA-5 and I now looking for some new surround speakers. I will use them for both movies and music. I like to crank up the music and sometimes will use 5 channels, not just stereo. If I understand correctly, the amplifier puts out 200w continuous, not peak. I was looking at Klipsch RS-41 II for surrounds and they are rated at 50w RMS and 200w Peak. Since the amp rates at 200w RMS, does this mean that there is a good chance I can damage the Klipsch's since 200w is their peak?

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You will damage any speaker if you overpower it. The good news is that (a) it is very unlikely you will overpower it in normal use, and (b) if you do the speaker will sound harsh and woofers may thump before the speaker destroys itself so you'll have warning.

While 50 W seems a little low to me I wouldn't worry too much about blowing them up with the XPA-5, at least no more than if they were attached straight to a midline AVR.

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