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Please help a newbie trying to build his dream home theater... it may be a foolish question to y'all.

I am looking at an AVR that does 90 watts per channel (Denon AVR 1913), but my house's built in speakers are 75 watt speakers (Emphasys inwall speakers). Isn't that going to blow my speakers?

I am wondering because the Denon AVR 1913 is the one recommended by both Best buy and our local home theater consulting company.

Thanks in advance! I'm really thinking of just doing this theater thing on my own and i want to know whats best.
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Please help a newbie trying to build his dream home theater... it may be a foolish question to y'all.

I am looking at an AVR that does 90 watts per channel (Denon AVR 1913), but my house's built in speakers are 75 watt speakers (Emphasys inwall speakers). Isn't that going to blow my speakers?

I am wondering because the Denon AVR 1913 is the one recommended by both Best buy and our local home theater consulting company.

Thanks in advance! I'm really thinking of just doing this theater thing on my own and i want to know whats best.
You should be fine.
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thanks.

So you can have a higher wattage AVR on a smaller speaker but NOT a higher wattage speaker with a smaller wattage AVR?

I still am looking for a subwoofer and a center channel speaker so i asked. Will need a 90w speaker or less for the center channel?

how about the subwoofer what wattage is appropriate?

Again, thanks!
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Speakers don't "do" watts. The Wattage rating on a speaker is generally the recommended maximum continuous power that should be fed to them. And the number often means nothing.
So they really do not have to match at all, within common sense of course. I would take a pair of speakers rated for 10 watts , and then try to drive them to ear-splitting levels with a 200 watt/channel power amp, but you get the idea!smile.gif
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thanks.

So you can have a higher wattage AVR on a smaller speaker but NOT a higher wattage speaker with a smaller wattage AVR?

I still am looking for a subwoofer and a center channel speaker so i asked. Will need a 90w speaker or less for the center channel?

how about the subwoofer what wattage is appropriate?

Again, thanks!
Try and find all the speakers you want by the same mfg and model line it will sound better.
The sub is fed a line out .
Buy a sub to fill the size room you're playing in without those dimensions and a budget it would be hard to throw recommendations.
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Great thanks guys!

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The 1913 doesn't do 90W per channel anyway (using a multichannel source that is). It's way, way less. So no problems indeed.
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