too much power?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by boschtb, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. boschtb

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    I have been offered a great deal on the Bryston 6B SST - 300 w/ch at 8 ohms x 3. My problem is that I will be matching whatever amp I purchase with a pair of standmounts as my front L/R. The two front runners right now are the Revel M20s, which do not have a recommended power listing, and the B&W Nautilis 805s, for which 50-120 w/ch at 8 ohms are recommended - does the 6B SST have too much power for these speakers?

    Thanks.
     
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    No, should sound fantastic.
     
  3. ReTrO

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    You can't have too much power. You can have too little power though, which is far more likely to damage your speakers.
     
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    Not that you need me to say it given the above posts, but yes it would sound wonderful!

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    Lets make a deal, you send me the 6B SST and I send you 3 Powerpacs 120, better, I will send you 4, deal... :confused:

    This way you have the right watts, and a spare power... ;)
     
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    The only thing better than REAL power is some more REAL power!

    Steve
     
  7. boschtb

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    Ok - the 6B SST was sold to someone else, but now I have the taste of real power and do not want to go back down. Does anyone have any experience with the Proceed HPA 3 - retails about the same as 6B SST, but I can get it less than a year old for half retail, pristine condition. Are Bryston's that much better? - or should I save my money and put it to a different use in the system? Thanks.
     
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    I've used the HPA3 for several demo's and installs. It's certainly a very capable amplifier. Never had the chance to compare it with a Bryston. It's the best HC power amp i've heard though.

    Certainly worth listening to.:)
     
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    Personally I think 600w is the ideal power amp size. :)
     
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    Personally I think 900w is the ideal for microwaves.
    And 1500w for vacuum cleaners. ;)
     
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    What do you recommend for spin speeds on washing machines? ;)
     
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    Speed or power rating?


    :)
     
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    Haven't a clue, that's women's work;)
     

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