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Question re: receiver to power Klipsch rf 82 IIs

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Hello! I'm new to the forum and to AV generally. I would like to slowly assemble a home theater, as finances permit. I just found a pair of Klipsch rf 82 IIs at a great price and picked them up. I'm looking for a receiver now, something economical. I was looking at the Denon AVR-E300, and wanted to get the community's thoughts. Thank you so much!

post #2 of 11
Congrats on the good deal on awesome speakers. What price range are you look at? I have a pair of RF-82s on a pioneer 1522 which was $599 and they sound great on it.
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Thank you for the response, jugger! I would like to spend somewhere around $500 or less, if that's possible.

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I just looked up the e300 and was surprised at the power rating of 175 watts per channel and a nice price tag to go with it. I can only wonder if that power rating is inflated as I have heard some manufacturers will do that. If it is correct than that should be ample amount of power for the RF-82s. The other good thing denon has is audyssey. I hear it is at the top of the list for room calibration. If you haven't already; I would suggest visiting the official klipsch thread. Lots of very friendly people with tons of wisdom over there.
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I'll check out the klipsch threat. Thanks again!

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I just looked up the e300 and was surprised at the power rating of 175 watts per channel and a nice price tag to go with it. I can only wonder if that power rating is inflated as I have heard some manufacturers will do that. If it is correct than that should be ample amount of power for the RF-82s. The other good thing denon has is audyssey. I hear it is at the top of the list for room calibration. If you haven't already; I would suggest visiting the official klipsch thread. Lots of very friendly people with tons of wisdom over there.
Thats maximun 75 real world. http://usa.denon.com/us/product/pages/productdetail.aspx?catalog=denonna_us&pcatid=avsolutions(denonna)&catid=avreceivers(denonna)&pid=avre300(denonna)
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These are VERY efficient speakers at 98db, able to reach reference volume level with only 1-2W so any model you choose will provide sufficient power. If interested in the Denon line, refer to post #2 in each of the 2012 and 2013 Denon threads below to see a comparison of the various models in each year group.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1409431/the-official-denon-avr-xx13-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#post_21995235

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#post_23134184
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Thank you! I don't have a preference for Denon over any other manufacturer. I've been looking at the Onkyo 616 and 626 as well....
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Consider the 626 over the 616 as the 616 only uses the most basic version of Audyssey 2EQ which cannot EQ the subwoofer while the 626 uses MultEQ with 2x the speaker EQ control filters and can EQ the subwoofer.
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These are VERY efficient speakers at 98db, able to reach reference volume level with only 1-2W so any model you choose will provide sufficient power.

+1.
I have RF-82 II. They are terribly efficient speakers and pose a fairly easy load for any AVR. But that efficiency is for high frequencies not 100Hz and below, where power requirement increases exponentially. But having said that if your purpose is HT and you have a subwoofer in the mix, every and any receiver will push them well beyond reference levels with ease if you cross them 80Hz and above.

However, for 2-channel stereo application, you need at least 150-200 wpc RMS (20-20Khz) to wake them up. For that either you would require an outboard amp or an AVR with rms wattage ranging between 150-200 wpc RMS in stereo mode.
Edited by braveheart123 - 10/4/13 at 12:44am
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Thank you all for your replies. My purpose is to build a home theater over the next 2-3 years. jdsmoothie suggested that I look at the Denon thread which I did, and now I'm steering toward the X1000.

 

Thanks again.

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