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  1. What is your usual maximum listening level? 100 watts rms into Klipsch speakers is LOUD!

    You would hear audible strain from the amp as you reach it's limits. Unless you're blasting it, you should be fine. THAT SAID, I personally prefer to have MORE power than the speakers will accept to allow for short, quick transients & avoid taxing the amp. An additional 50 watts in your setup would only account for less than 2 decibels additional output...

  2. FYI: Most household circuits are 15 amp. Most vacuum cleaners draw 12-15 amps. This is WITHOUT the startup inrush! Microwaves are another high current unit that should be on their own circuit (code in many places). Avoid using these devices on your audio circuits

    You may have thought you were near you max with the amps, but I seriously doubt it. The MOST ASTOUNDINGLY power hungry amps will draw @1800 watts at FULL BORE (15 amps). When I get my sound room set up, I plan to run 2 30 amp circuits JUST FOR AMPS, then 2 more 20 amp circuits for everything else. This is overkill, but I'm that kinda guy. In most cases, unless you listen to your incredibly powerful amps at 90%, you can run everything off a 15 amp circuit. Otherwise, a 20 amp single circuit will do. I have a Sunfire 400x7 amp driving 4-ohm Carver AL-III speakers; the amp is fused at 1800 watts. I also run a Sunfire TG-IV processor, Carver & Sony CDPs, and a Benchmark DAC-1 digitial to analog converter, all on one 15 amp circuit I SELDOM trip the circuit breaker they are on along with a couple of lights in the room, and I listen to it LOUD on incredibly inefficient speakers.

  3. I'm a HUGE proponent of Sunfire equipment; their amps are STELLAR and probably the best you'll ever hear for less than 4 times their price. You will never find a Signature amp for that kind of money, though. A 400~7 amp recently went for $1675 on ebay, the cheapest I've ever seen one. I paid $2350 almost 2 years ago for one. Someone bought a TGA-5400 (400~5) in the past few months for $1500. You can get an Ultimate Receiver these days for about $800-$1000, which is a pretty good deal. The only Sunfire amps I've seen go for less than $1k is the 300~2.

    Personally, you can get better subs than Sunfire for the money. If you have the space, SVS, Epik, and Elemental Design make darned good subs in the under $500-$2000 range.

  4. I had the same issue with my KLF-10s; the motorboard came loose due to incorrect gluing. You can take the speakers out to access the areas in need of re-gluing, them slight wet them & use GORILLA GLUE along all the edges. Push out of the motorboard to let the glue get in between the pieces. Then just clamp it down really good all the way around & let it sit overnight. Works like a charm; solved my problem well.

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