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Is my SR5400 Man enough for this?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' 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

    I currently have a Marantz SR5400 currently running

    Q95C
    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 (4ohm) to drive and the Q95C is 6ohm itself, 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

    MB
     
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    ththe amp would be pushed hard at higher volumes. add a power amp.
     
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    Okey doke, any recomendations?

    I'm on a budget :)

    MB
     
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    Look for second hand rotels and arcam power amps on here and fleabay. You would need 2 of these to do you any justice but there cheap and available. I have one of these and they are superb, loads of power but go for arround £200.

    I hope you enjoy the Kef refs as I was interested in them but couldnt justify the money as I would also have to budget for a new reference 100 or 200 centre as well.
     
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    Thanks, your not going to want to hear this but my Q95C is actually quite a good match for the time being :) but I want a 200C too :)

    I'll keep an eye open for a power amp for them but the SR5400 seems to be holding up at the mo :clap:

    Problem is I want a Kube 200 and a 200C too :rolleyes:

    MB
     
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    You might end up paying more for the 200c than for the 103/4's you have :eek: I think the 103/4 will gain greatly from being bi-amped. The gain with my evo3's was superb so what would happon with those monsters :)
     
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    Yeah I know :( first 200C I see for less than £300 or £300 on the nail and I'll buy it.

    Don't tell the wife though :rolleyes:

    MB
     

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