Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus
Yea I was told with all channels driven the Yamaha is probably realistically only putting out around 50w per channel so even the BasX route from Emotiva would double that.
Really hard to pass up their prices too.....
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50 Watts per channel if
your driving all channels at once (that consist of full range speakers)
with no powered subs....then maybe (but still not likely). Only the front 3 speakers get significant output signals during movie playback.
I don't know why people keep forgetting or dismissing just how much energy is off loaded from the AVR when powered subs are used.
If you are running 9 full range towers, without ANY subs in your room (with NO Bass Management)
and somehow manage to find actual
movie content (not a continuous sine wave torture test)
That plays on EVERY channel simultaneously....then yes, you may be limited to 50wpc.
( NEWS FLASH! ....Bench tests don't utilize powered subs or bass management)
Like I said before, I put the amps in my powered subs to work ... over 10,000 watts for <80Hz frequencies
and as a result my AVR barely gets warm to to the touch. (it's only driving mid range drivers and 1" tweeters)
I have a pair of fairly efficient L/R towers, but even they are set to small because my Subs do <80Hz better!
...the rest of my speakers (all 9 of them) are all matched bookshelf speakers and certainly get more than loud enough.
Although they probably don't even need 50wpc, there's a Heck of a lot more headroom than I'll ever need in my 2200^3 room.
...and for those that "Think" the Yamaha is only capable 50wpc,
and getting a 100wpc amp will be twice as loud....LOL!
No, that would only be about 3dB louder ....Twice as loud would require X10 more power (Yes 500wpc)
If you really
want more power in your room, get better Subs !
...and then Get more of them! Real Power comes from the lower frequencies.