So, I pretty much went overboard in getting some new L/C/Rs for my home theater. I got three Tannoy DC12-i speakers and am super stoked. However, I want to make sure I baby them because they are hopefully the last theater speakers I'll have to buy. I have an Onkyo 806 with 135 watts per channel. I usually only listen to movies at -10 to -16 depending on the film. However, the recommended amp power for the Tannoys is 400W. I hear that if you overdrive your AVR and get clipping it can ruin your speakers. I don't see how clipping wouldn't ruin my current speakers, but they aren't nearly as beefy. Will I be killing my speakers if I use just my AVR? I can't really afford to get much right now, but I could probably swing getting a few Behringer EPX2000s...
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12/5/12 at 7:15pm