Correct. He doesn't do that now, nor could he with his entry level Onkyo. What he asked was if a power amp would, I paraphrase here. 'really make them sing.'
Yes, it would.
50,000 watts, huh. I don't know about that. My amp can only do 600 at 8ohms, 1000 at 4.
Many times I've had friends over for music sessions, and they always ask what kind of sub I have. They can't believe it when I tell them the sub isn't running. I've even had guys put their fingers on the sub driver as they just wouldn't believe me.
A caveat. I don't own RTi12s. I have their older brother, RTi150s. Very similar speakers, so I made the leap that the 12s would perform similarly.
For testing, I fed a variety of low frequency pulses. 20 hz. 85db at MLP. Almost 2 meters from the drivers. Does the room contribute? I'm sure it does. My theater is small, 12x14.
My speakers are 8 years old and still going strong. I did need to buy new crossovers, old ones burned up (that's what I get for jamming out to Crazy Horse.)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.