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post #1 of 2 Old 01-24-2012, 06:51 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a pioneer elite vsx52 receiver. I was thinking of getting some spendor A5's with a matching center.

Will the pioneer be good enough to drive the spendors?

If not, would getting an outboard amp like the emotiva xpa line help? Or would i need a more expensive amp?

Or is it just a waste to drive good speakers like that with an avr+amp?
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Well, "good enough" is subjective. Do you have a powered sub? If so that will help. It's really going to depend on your listening levels, room size, etc. Reading around a bit they arent super efficient and appear to be a bit power hungry so an external amp may be the way to go.

Best suggestion? Try 'em and see The nice thing about Emo amps is you have a 30 day period you can return if you want.
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