Looking for some advice on the Polk Rti A9s and amplifier.
I have been driving them with a Denon x4000 receiver and interestingly I am not hearing the bass that people keep talking about regarding the A9s. I am suing them in a 2 channel listening environment.
I am playing mostly Apple lossless material directly from iTunes so source should be okay.
I hear conflicting advice on forums saying you need at least 200 watts per channel to drive them properly while others disagree. If the former is true does this mean I need to play them loud to appreciate them fully? That's not really practical for me a lot of the time...
If I may add to Stan and Chief;
I can relate to your 2ch situation. I have my A9's amped to the hilt......but, the bass is felt primarily in H.T. and not in 2ch and I run them in full range for both.
As for bass from the AVR, still felt a surprising amount when in H.T.
I have experience with the A9's for AVR power only (135wpc/2ch), 200wpc, 300wpc and 860wpc. I can tell you this, 300w or better will make you happy(er)
Edited by Geoff4RFC - 1/4/14 at 2:26pm