Originally Posted by Dysan
Man I mean I do like how [Klipsch] sound, but might love how the Elac sound. I wont know until I hear them I guess.
And in case not, a reasonable RETURN POLICY is key. All speakers sound different, but especially from Klipsch to ELAC I'd expect a big difference. Also you will have to turn the volume control up a chunk more with the ELAC which along with low impedance is how they get a lot of bass (https://sites.psu.edu/speakerdesign/...aker-building/
Can your receiver keep up? That depends. Here are "Head_Unit’s Rules Of Protection":
1) If when things start to sound distorted or odd you TURN IT DOWN, you are unlikely to ever break anything.
2) If you constantly "turn it up to 11"
you will break something.
3) The amp and speaker power ratings do not matter. Don’t bother “matching” the amp and speaker power. That is a seemingly sensible yet actually meaningless exercise, because:
- Speaker specifications are 92% useless (and I say that as a loudspeaker engineer).
- Specs for amps are not thorough since they are measured into resistors for pragmatic reasons and speakers are not resistors at all.
- You are less likely to damage speakers with a big amp, since let’s face it everyone cranks it up sometime, and a small cheap amp is then more likely to clip and possibly put out DC and ultrasonics
- Amps' 4 ohm or even 2 ohm rating is the most meaningful even if your speakers are 8 ohms. Should be 20-20k Hz, distortion under 1% or it's baloney. [At least yours mentions 4 ohms.Very few receivers actually even show a 4 ohm rating any more]
- For amps "more" power means (IF specs are comparable) at least three times as much due to the logarithmic nature of hearing.
Now as far as if your amp is big enough, that is another matter. How loud do you want to play (with clean sound)?