Originally Posted by fa11en
Moving into a new house in the near future and have a room roughly 480sq feet with 9 foot ceilings. Looking to get new speakers for this area and have looked at the RP-6000F for LR, RP-404C for center and RP-500M for the 2 rears. I currently have a Denon AVR-S510BT that I was hoping to use with these. The receiver lists 70W output per channel. My questions are will this receiver be enough to adequately power these? Also will these selections be "overkill" for a room this size?
Originally Posted by ceptorman
That will be a very nice home theater speaker package, and it will definitely not be overkill. I noticed you didn't list any subwoofer. A sub (or two) would definitely help in a room that size. Depending on how loud you like the movies, that Denon should be ok.
I'm in agreement with ceptorman...a very nice system! And because Klipsch is one of the more efficient speaker brands, the Denon 510 rated at 70wpc will have no problem driving your speakers...even in your very large 4300cf space. Generally speaking, the majority of the time, it only takes 10-20 continuous watts to drive most speakers to normal listening levels...any additional power requirements come into play only when there are large demand peaks or bursts...and these are only momentary.
There is an old adage or conventional wisdom shared in these threads: The greater portion of your budget should be allocated to speakers as speaker technology changes little and holds value very well over time. In contrast, electronics change constantly, often, and looses value quickly. It appears you've made an excellent choice/decisions with the RP-6000F, RP-404C, and RP-500M
Regarding your AVR: It is considered an entry level unit but more than adequate to drive your choosen speakers. There are, however, at least two reasons you may want to consider an upgrade in the future: (1) you decide to go beyond its 5 channel limit to 7, 9, 11, or more channels to accommodate additional speakers for 3D sound...i.e. Atmos/DTS:X/Auro or (2) you want to drive your speakers to "very" loud levels w/o distortion...but this is a different discussion for the appropriate thread.
Lastly, I will once again as I often do, agree with ceptorman!
If you're primarily a movie person, a subwoofer is an absolute must and should be your next priority!
And if you continue to visit this forum, your future funds are already allocated...you just don't know it yet!
Good luck moving forward!