Originally Posted by SoundofMind
Sorry, don't have NHT's but I will offer this reassurance. Those are 8 Ohm, which is good. The not-quite-so-good is that they are only 87 dB sensitivity. Not to worry. All that means is they are not as efficient (loud) at a given wattage (or current). You did not say how big your HT room is, or if you normally listen to heavy metal at "rave" volumes but if we assume you would not have gotten those speakers for a DJ gig in the Bat Cave, then I'd say that the 2809 has more than enough juice for them and should in fact approach ass kicking capability.
Thanks for responding, SoundofMind. My living room is 15' x 12'. I guess this is considered "small" or "medium" but there is no wall separating the adjacent kitchen which measures 12' x 12'. (Is this whats considered an "open" floorplan?) I actually do like to crank the volume on metal or techno on occasion. My concern stems from the Stereophile review / measurements stating that the sensitivity is "significantly lower both than average and than specified, at an estimated 83dB(B)/2.83V/m".
(As an aside: Does anyone have a primer on how to interpret impedance and phase graphs?)
Well, I should be getting them in about a week. ListenUp seems to have a pretty liberal 30-day return policy. If I don't like them, I suppose I can just return them.