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Sony 1040 av receiver and MA audio rx6 silvers

Discussion in 'Integrated Amplifiers & Receivers' started by ACE, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. ACE

    ACE Member

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    Hi

    I am looking to upgrade my amp to a sony strdm1040. My speakers are MA rx6 silvers.

    Quick question; the spec of the speakers say the max power is 125 w, yet the spec of the 1040 amp,

    Amplifier section
    Minimum RMS Output Power1)
    (6 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.09%)
    100 W + 100 W
    Stereo Mode Output Power1) (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%)
    120 W + 120 W
    Surround Mode Output Power1) 2) (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9%)
    165 W per channel


    Some sites state the receiver power to be 100w per channel. I was wondering how this 165 w per channel would affect the ma silvers recommended max125w

    Also is a 6 ohm amp the best match with 6 ohm speakers?

    Hope this makes sense

    Cheers in advance
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  2. PSM1

    PSM1 Well-Known Member

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    The RX6 will have no issue being run by the Sony since you will never get it putting out 165W per channel. In fact you only need a few watts to give a very loud volume anyway.
    The 1040 is not a 6ohm amp as such, it just uses 6ohm for the power rating since it can then claim a higher power (how all in one systems claim a 1000W+ since they use 3 ohm speakers). Hence 8 ohm speakers will be fine with the amp and cause no issues what so ever.
    What amp do you have currently. Sony is generally regarded as a bright sounding make so may not be the best match for MA speakers which are also regarded as bright sounding. However, a lot will depend on your personal taste in sound.
  3. ACE

    ACE Member

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    Many thanks for the reply,

    I am currently using a Denon 1910, but was never really happy with it, and its put me off Denon (although i was looking at the denon avrx2000). Also looking at a yamaha rxv675.

    Any suggestions about these or other amps around £500 to go with the ma silvers?

    I like a bright, treble sound

    Thanks again guys
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    PSM1 Well-Known Member

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    The Yamaha would be a normal recommendation for the MA speakers. If you can get a demo then try the Sony as it may work for you. The new Denon range is suppose to be more forward sounding so again they may now be more to your liking.
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    quantumAV Active Member Assured Advertiser

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    While the Denon x2000 and Yamaha rxv675 can run the rx6 speakers you will get nowhere near what the speakers are capable of. I would suggest looking for an outgoing model at the £600-700 level to get the best out of your speakers as that price will get you a receiver at the £1000+ level
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    Can you give me an indication of an amp around £700 that would be better suited to the ma silvers?

    Cheers
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    quantumAV Active Member Assured Advertiser

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    I'd follow PSM's advice and go for Yamaha if you can - an alternative would be Marantz.

    You may find a RXA1020 around that price if anyone has one left (not us unfortunately!). For Marantz look at the SR6007 or SR7007 as options.

    A bit left field and probably not what I would normally recommend with the RX6 would be the Onkyo NR818 as I have seen them around for sub £600 and at that price they are a bargain.
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    I have a Denon 1910 and find its really good some how I don't think the Sony will sound as good as the Denon though but does depend what speakers are used and how you use it.
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    I should have mentioned that 4k upscale is not important, as i've just bought a panasonic 55vt65b

    Any other suggestions?
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    AS an alternative option to a Marantz SR7007 then maybe also consider the Denon AVR3313:

    Denon AVR-3313 7.2 network receiver - from Audio Express


    I'd personally suggest increasing your pudget i order to facilitate the purchase of a Yamaha RXA2020 or an Arcam AVR400:

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