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I have a couple questions about using a JVC R-X44 receiver to drive my SDA 2B speakers. Will I eventually damage my JVC R-X44 receiver using my Polks, which are rated at 6 ohms?

This setup sounds really good, but I'm not really able to turn the volume up past 4 or 5 because it gets really loud and I don't want to damage my Polks.
If I have a chance of damaging my JVC, what other suggestions would you have for a proper receiver or integrated amplifier to use with my Polks? I need to keep my cost down in the $300 price range, which puts me into buying vintage audio equipment.

Thanks.

P.S. I have been looking at older Marantz integrated amplifiers like the 1152dc.
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There is a possiblity of damage. However, if you just keep it at the volume you've been you'll be fine, obviously. The remedy is a dedicated 2-channel amp, and for budget I believe you can find an Emotica to fit the bill. I haven't personally listen to an Emotiva components, but a lot of people seem to like them. They are cheap!

UPDATE: Just found this. $300 and plenty of watts. It's a clearance amp. If anyone owns one of these amps, chime in please.

http://emotiva.com/upa2.shtm
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Originally Posted by toofarzong View Post

There is a possiblity of damage. However, if you just keep it at the volume you've been you'll be fine, obviously. The remedy is a dedicated 2-channel amp, and for budget I believe you can find an Emotica to fit the bill. I haven't personally listen to an Emotiva components, but a lot of people seem to like them. They are cheap!

Thanks for the response toofarzong. I will check them out. Looks like the iNuke NU1000 might be another possibility. It isn't out yet, but it might be another good amplifier. My plan is to use my laptop to play flac that will be connected to a FiiO E10 dac, that is connected to a decent 2 channel amplifier running my Polks.
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Thanks for the response toofarzong. I will check them out. Looks like the iNuke NU1000 might be another possibility. It isn't out yet, but it might be another good amplifier. My plan is to use my laptop to play flac that will be connected to a FiiO E10 dac, that is connected to a decent 2 channel amplifier running my Polks.

I did some research in your speakers, and they seem to be a pretty darn good speaker. Take care of them, they're oldies. Good luck man. Post your results when you get a new amp. Cheers.

PS
Sorry for the poor spelling. This damn iPhone makes me sound illiterate.
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I did some research in your amps, and they seem to be a pretty darn good speaker. Take care of them, they're oldies. Good luck man. Post your results when you get a new amp. Cheers.

Yea I bought them around 1990 and they have been in my basement unused for about 5 or 6 years. They are in perfect condition and I forgot how amazing they sound. I tried a few different receiver\\amplifier combinations, but my Polks sounded terrible. I then hooked up my friends older JVC R-X44 receiver and my speakers came to life. Incredible little receiver.

I did call Polk Audio and asked them what they recommended. They suggested at least 100 wpc to make the Polks sound good. So the quest begins for a nice 2 channel amplifier.
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