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I have owned a pair of KP201s in road livery for several years, and have used them mostly as HT mains and for boombox duty for outdoor volleyball with a little class D PC board amp and SLA battery. Recently a friend asked me to provide an amp and speakers for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception dance, and not wanting to transport my big multiamped DIY system, the KP201s seemed the most suitable candidates for FOH duty along with an 18" B&C sub and a couple of Behringer iNuke 1000s. My expectations for the setup were limited given the difficulty of getting high SPL outdoors, but I thought I would get by if I didn't push too hard. I set up the dance system against an exterior wall, and crossed to the sub at 150hz to limit bass content to the KPs. Long story shortened (a bit), the sound was phenomenal! Clear and musical without a hint of strain at disco/rave SPL levels to about 50 feet out from the system. The audience were thrilled and the dance floor was full and lively all evening long. I really had no idea the KPs were capable of this level of high SPL performance, especially the mid and high drivers running wide open. I kept telling those many who complimented the sound that they should come over and hear my GOOD speakers. ;-> Call me very impressed indeed, considering that I was using what are in essence home stereo speakers costumed as PA.
I bought a second hand Pioneer Elite VSX-43TX 7.1 receiver, and planned to get some Klipsch speakers to make myself a little theater in the garage. The local CL frequently had posts for early 2000's reference and 90's KLF stuff. But, apparently that well has run dry, and I can't find any being sold within a drive-able range. However, I have come across a seller of a pair of KP201s. Is it possible (smart?) to build a system with these, and can they be powered with an HT Receiver? I am thinking that it would be fun to use these for 'movie night' around the pool also. I'd really like to have a couple of the big 15'' woofers too, but assume I'd need a dedicated amp, or something in addition to the Pioneer. Thoughts?