Originally Posted by lovinthehd
So if they have sensitivity of 90db for 1w/1m, at 93 db you need 2w, 96 db 4w, 99 db 8w, 102 db 16w, 105 db 32 w, 108 db 64w, 111 db 128w, 114 db 256w (all considering 1m distance) So pretty dang loud with 111db with 3db headroom for that 250w handling level they spec.....are you sure your speakers can handle that kind of output let alone your ears?
Can they handle what kind of power? The power of my AVR, which is rated at 125wpc with 2 ch driven? Or do you mean the 200w Emotiva, or the 400w bridged Lexicon?
At then end of the day, my understanding is that more power is never a bad thing - you can never have too much power, no? You always read about amps being under powered and you need lots of microfarads (or whatever they are called) for dynamic movies, etc, etc. Hence people need (or are made to be believe they need) more and more power. Ultimately, my fear is that with all 9 channels driven
, can the Marantz sr7008 produce enough clean power?
I take arnyk's point that power demands in real use are not as steady and demanding as in bench testing, but as a consumer we have nothing else to refer to. Then when you throw in things like "THX Ultra 2 certification", and it makes you think "gee, my AVR is not
THX certified so I'm already on thin ice to begin with!". All of this makes you want to squeeze out every bit of performance we can get, especially if it's as easy as simply using the biamping feature you already have access to (this is why the "waste of time & money" arguments against passive bi-amping meant nothing to me... it cost me nothing to do it, I just have to move from 9.1 to 7.1... and frankly, 9.1 has proven to be a much bigger "waste of time and money" in my opinion... I wasted considerable time and money setting up those last 2 useless speakers... but I digress).