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I just purchased the Polk RM85 package set with a 12inch sub PSW125 and need a receiver. Could someone please help on picking the right receiver? I have been looking at purchasing one of these... Pioneer VSX820, Pioneer VSX1120, Yamaha HTR6030, Onkyo TX-SR608 or should I be looking at another model.


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RM8 Front speakers and Centre channel speaker:

» acoustic suspension (sealed) design

» each handles up to 125 watts

» 3/4" dome tweeter

» dual 2-1/2" woofers

» frequency response 130-20,000 Hz (-3dB)

» sensitivity 89 dB


RM7 Surround speakers:

» acoustic suspension (sealed) design

» each handles up to 100 watts

» 1/2" dome tweeter

» 2-1/2" woofer

» frequency response 140-20,000 Hz (-3dB)

» sensitivity 89 dB


PSW125 12 inch Sub


» bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design

» 150-watt RMS amplifier

» 12" front-firing driver

» frequency response 32-225 Hz

» continuously variable 60-160 Hz crossover

» phase switch

» auto on/off

» speaker-level, line-level, and unfiltered LFE inputs

» speaker-level output


I might be adding 2 extra RM8 for side or front height speakers at a later date and if so will need a 7.1 receiver.


I would appreciate any feedback you guys may provide in helping me choose the right receiver so I may start enjoying all my new toy.
 

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The speakers would sound the same with any receiver in your list IF the receivers are calibrated properly. (sadly, that's a big "IF" for most people).


That said, the best receiver in your list is the Pioneer 1120.
 

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Originally Posted by gsarmy /forum/post/19546187


Now as for the vsx 1120 it's rated peak 120 watts and RMS 110 watts per channel. Will this not hurt my rears since they can handle up to 100 watts?

No - not that much info goes to the rear - and in surround sound, the power

of the Pioneer drops.
 

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Budget, and even most mid-range receivers, do not push anywhere close to their rated wattage when they're driving more than two channels. In fact, most of them drop to 40-60 watts per channel when used with 5 or 7 speakers.


You'll be fine using those speakers.
 
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