Originally Posted by Lindrian
Just played in 2.1 mode, which is my active sub and my 99.26 (80hz cut off). Played at +3db, no problems. Turned on surround (ie, my rear 93.21 will play too) and it died instantly.
That is typical of multi-channel amps in AVRs.
They work fine, at rated levels, when only driving two channels. But when you are driving all channels the power to each is going to drop.
From what I've found, the 3010 is 150w~8u and 230w~4u. So its not doubling down. If
its a true 230w then it should
be good. But your speakers are only rated @ 88db while mostly operating @ 4u. That is NOT a good combo=not an easy load to drive at reference.
I would go along with that review I linked to and buy a good power amp. As if you replace the 3010 for a cheaper AVR, up to you.
I just looked at the 93.21, the specs:
Power handling: 100 watts short term
Terminals: Gold plated (Banana/Pole)
That 100w(short term) might be what is causing the shut down, if the 3010 is really putting out 230w. I take the wording short term
to mean peak power not continuous power.