Hi bought the pioneer sc 1227-k about 5 months ago (very pleased with its functionality so far). I am currently running a 7.3 setup up all cerwin vega. The .3 is two subs for the front and 1 in the rear wired with the rear channels using the high level input/output on the subwoofer. The only thing i was alittle disapointed with was the output power of the receiver. Its says its doing "125 wpc RMS" at 8ohms. I don't beleiver that what so ever. My front cerwin vega E-712's should pound alot harder then they do in stereo mode. So i was wonder a couple of things. 1 does anyone know the actually bench test power output of the 1227k?
2 How do i use the preamp mode function on the 1227k? can get a emotiva 5 channel and run the
rear channel off the receiver? or do i need the emotiva UPA-700 7 channel 80 wpc RMS. Proven
with a bench test.
3 Is a separate amp really necessary with my current speaker set-up.
front- cv E712
center- cv VE 5C
surround- cv VE 5M
surround back- cv VE 5M (wired with a cv HTS-10A down firing sub)
subwoofers- 2 cv LW-10