Ok guys here's the facts (The Good):
2 JBL L890 Tower speakers (250 watts RMS, 500 peak)
2 JBL 12" L8400 powered woofers Subwoofers
Good so far right?
The bad :
Receiver - Harmon Kardon HK 3490 (120 watts x 2) (I apologize in advance I was a noob when I bought all this stuff)
So , I am under powering my 2 gigantic speakers by a lot. I thought that was ok, and after reading this awesome forum, its very bad. The receiver was 500$ ish bucks and was expensive i thought it would get the job done, and it does to some extent. However I throw a lot of parties with a lot drunk people and we like to crank that receiver to the max. So much that it overheats and shuts off 2-3 times a night. Sorry but when I'm drunk i want hear it loud as possible. So I have blown my tweeters twice now and this is getting old fast. I spoke to some guys and they suggested I need a POWER AMP. I am new to this game and completely unsure what to get.
After looking around the net, the crown audio amplifiers seem to be nice, but they seem to be for DJ setups and for mobile. I just need something to put in my house to power these big speakers. I do not want to buy the wrong thing and REALLY APPRECIATE some suggestions on what to get.
1. I already have $500 invested into the receiver, which im afraid is now worthless (since its not enough power)?
2. What Power amp do i buy that is best for these 2 big speakers? (would like to keep around $500 budget unless you can convince me otherwise) What kinda wattage should i be looking for?
3. Can i hook the power amp directly into my receiver and just be done with it? or is there more involved? When I look at the crown audio power amps, I only see 2 speaker connections in the back (2 sets of red/black). My speakers use 2 sets of red/black EACH so how does this come into play?
I REALLY APPRECIATE any help, if you took the time to read this.