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Do I need more amplification?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by matblack, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    Hi guys

    I am starting to ramp up my 5.1 system and have hopefully secured some new speakers, but I am now worried that my amp won't be up to the job and if this is the case I need to know what to do :confused:

    I currently have a Marantz SR5400 currently running

    Q30 (F L&R)
    Cresta 1 (R L&R)

    I have an offer on some Kef Ref 103/4s which I would like to use as F L&R and move the Q30s to the rear with one Cresta as a centre rear (rarely used) and keep the Q95C with the thought of changing to a 200C and moving the Q95C to the rear centre at a later date.

    I know from my research that the 103/4s have a reputation as being hard to drive, if I were to use some kind of pass through arrangement to some sort of stereo power amp would this also improve the powering of the other components?

    I plan to run the mix setting on the Marantz which allows the front speakers to do some of the Bass work I think, rather than set these beauties to small.

    Question is will the SR5400 be up the job and if not what is the solution? I have a limited budget but I love my Kefs :)

    Hope that makes sence many thanks in advance


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