Are you guys going to have more cherry 12d's in?
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3/11/11 at 5:29pm
Anyone have an idea whether 80w will be sufficient to power the Verus Forte's? He's itching to pull the trigger...but I'd like to let him know if he'll need to send back his receiver for the next model up. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Alind Saxena
Yeah thats what i thought......but there seems to be a test on Home Theater Magazine which puts the rated power during the test at 37/47 watts...not sure what to make of it...I really did like the other features !
So am I reading this wrong...?
The test was done with all 7 channels driven continuously at the same time, which is hardly a realistic condition for listening music or watching movies. It is unlikely that all 7 channels will get full audio content at the same time, and even if they do, it would only be for a brief time. The receiver usually will be able to shift powers around and draw reserves from it's massive capacitors.
Even 37 watts is more than you think. The 5B speaker is rated @84db, meaning that it'll generate 84 db of sound pressure at 3 ft from the speaker from just 1 watt. So if you are sitting about 10 ft from it, the power requirement would be about ten fold, about 10 watt. You still have lots of head room for burst of dynamics in the music or movie. And 84db is loud!
If you still worry, get the receiver from a local store that allows returns. You may also consider one with pre outs, so that you can hook it up with a power amp in the future.