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post #1 of 4 Old 02-08-2013, 10:21 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm building a home theater 24 x 16 room and planning to use HSU HC1 MK2 speakers for all channels (with a 3 vertical HC1 setup for center) - a total of 9 HC1 speakers, a set of Polk RTI12 (haven't decided if I would want both HC1 and RTI12 for FL and FR), and a pair of VTF15H and finally a MBM12 MK2.

I currently have a Onkyo 809 (I'm not planning on a new better preempt at this point). I'm thinking to get a pair of Emotiva XPA5 to drive the 9 channels for the HC1 speakers, and possibly a Behringer 4000 amp for the RTI12.

I need some sincere advice from pros like you to know if I really need XPA5 to drive the mid to high freq speakers or am I better off with a lower power UPA 700 amplifier. Also, am I making the right choice for the RTI12 by going with Behringer 4000.

Thank you in advance.
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You can never go wrong having more power. I suggest the xpa-5. I am using one with my 809 for LCR and surrounds

I highly recommend it. Great peice of equipment and is my pride and joy of the HT

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You can never go wrong having more power. I suggest the xpa-5. I am using one with my 809 for LCR and surrounds

I highly recommend it. Great peice of equipment and is my pride and joy of the HT

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Thanks for your replies. That's what I thought as well - more power doesn't hurt, and those speakers can handle more smile.gif

Any suggestion on the Behringer Amp for the Polk RTI12 - Left and Right channels? I was thinking about giving these little more love without punching my wallet too much with a Class D.
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