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Would it be "overkil"?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by TopMeTom, May 19, 2005.

  1. TopMeTom

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    Hello,

    I currently have a pioneer ax3 receiver connected to my velo cht-10 sub and canton cd10 sats with a cd50 centre.

    My question is due to the small sats would a seperate pre+power amp combo(any suggestions here appreciated) be to much for my poor speakers?
    The cd10 sats are listed at nominal impedance 4-8 ohms freq responce 80-25.000hz.The cd50 is the same ohms freq response 60-25.000hz and 50-100w??????????? :confused:

    Cheers,

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    It does sound a bit like overkill to me, but I guess without trying you will never know.

    Can you get a pre/power on a home demo for a few days?

    Maybe a slightley bigger Integrated AX5i? or something like that Arcam AVR300 ?

    Steff
     
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    I was thinking it could be, cheers!
     
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    philib

    If the loudspeakers work in the room you have them in then it is worth considering better Processing and Amplification - assuming your sources are top notch to begin with.

    I've yet to hear a loudspeaker system that sounds 'worse' as you increase the quality of the what comes in front of it - though upgrading the Processing and Amplification will eventually have you wondering if you need to take the next step in loudspeaker quality.

    Choose your Processing and Amplification with whatever grand plans you have in mind - its also worth considering how important Stereo reproduction is within your system plans; very few AV Processors are that good with Stereo so if this is a Dual purpose system plan accordingly.

    Best regards

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    It is only for movies,I am not a big music player.
    Any recomendations?

    Phil
     
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    Yes, your speakers will benefit from the better quality amplification. And yes, it may be overkill.

    What issues are you trying to fix in your system by the introduction of a pre/power?
     
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    philb

    Arcam, Atlantic Technology, Rotel, Linn, Naim are all worth considering; and I'm sure you could add Chord, MF and a fair few others to that list.

    What budget do you have in mind and how long term do you want this outlay to be?

    Best regards

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