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I know floorstanders require more power, so would an amp be a smart buy? Can I buy one to use in tandem with my current AVR or just find a replacement that can also do HT?
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Are your speaker systems rated at 4ohm or 8ohm?
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I know floorstanders require more power, so would an amp be a smart buy? Can I buy one to use in tandem with my current AVR or just find a replacement that can also do HT?

You left out two very major pieces of information.

1. How efficient are your speakers?

2. How powerful is your AVR?
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According to this site:

http://www.avguide.com/review/tested-paradigm-studio-60-v5-51-channel-surround-speaker-system?page=1

The Paradigm 60's are 8 ohms at 92 dB. Not sure if this also includes the 2012 makes which is V5.

My other speakers I'm looking at were the Focal 806Vs which have a min. ohms of 3.6 and normal impedance of 8. The 816V towers has a min. ohms of 4.3
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My personal opinion (guess if you like,) is that in many cases, bass management will be used, even if the owner of the equipment has to manually set it (like I do.)

I bought floorstanders partly for the looks ( I don't care for stands,) and the fact that my sister once, when drunk, knocked over one of my speakers on a stand, reminding me of how tippy those things can be, and how people not into audio don't pay attention to such things.

Some people of course, will run their floorstanders full range, which may require more power (all other things being equal, etc.) Yamaha receivers love to set speakers full range, even when looking at their specs, I have to question that decision by the software (would seem you would want speakers with crossovers below the 80hz point, maybe down to 40hz to ensure best results?)

"But this one goes up to 11"
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