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Old 09-30-2013, 07:44 AM - Thread Starter
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Powering Klipsch RB-81 II ... Denon 3313CI enough or should I be looking at an external amp sub $400ish?

Pairing the RB-81's with the SVS SB-13 Ultimate and would like to have the RB-81's keep up at higher listening levels.

I understand that the 3313CI's rated at 135WPC and the Behringer A500/Emotive/Crown is rated similarity (sub $400), but an AVR's power will be different that an amp's power rating, but will there be enough of a difference to hear a difference? I would prefer not to spend more than $400 on an external amplifer.
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Klipsch speakers tend to be very efficient. Run your system using only your AVR. If you find that the speakers are playing cleanly and keeping up with the SB13-Ultra (not Ultimate) at louder volumes, you don't need an external amp.
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