Originally Posted by kikkenit2
I have 2 bookshelf speakers rated 150 watts rms 4 ohm set to small and a subwoofer
on the preout in a 2.1 configuration. I disconnected all 3 speakers and played a hd movie
from channel hbo/showtime with audio output set to dolby digital.
Then I cranked the receiver volume all the way up to +16.5 or max. It didn't shut down.
With the speakers connected that probably would have been 120db c weighted 10' from
speakers. I have a radiio shack digital sound level meter. Approx. $50 new.
I could try connecting five or seven 4 ohm speakers, but I prefer not to. I don't remember
what movie was playing during the test. A few years ago I did play 7 channel music at full
volume with no distortion or shutdown. I can't remember if I had the 5 channel amp connected
at the time. I did report that here in a thread. Maybe advance search my posts from a few years
ago for better details.
I could hook up the emotiva, but I know what that thing will do. Super loud all day long. My lot
is only 1/5 acre so neighbors are close on both sides. And my ears have enough damage already.
I was a survey party chief around heavy construction for 35 years. Lots of sound exposure.
I do own a ps3 bluray player, but never use it. I don't own any disks of any kind. I am thinking
about buying an audio/video setup disk. And I am considering getting a usb mic for room eq
wizard (rew) to better test/setup my systems. I just bought a second tv so I am going to use
that room to test/demo my other equipment so I can sell some.
Forgot to mention I also still own an emotive upa-7 amp and a QSC pro style stereo amp (about
600 watts per channel) and a Dayton Audio 1000 watt class d plate amp almost new in reserve.
I have been installing amps in my cars for 30 years and have tons of all that stuff too. I love clean
sound, amps and subwoofers. When I got bored with that I did spirited rides through Ortega highway,
Palomar mountain and Glendora mtn. road on my 1 liter crotch rocket.
Busy watching supercross and ufc mma tonite. Coax me with something specific and I will try it sunday.