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I entrust very few receivers to keep from clipping. Power ratings and distortion in many receivers will send your tweeters packing in a hurry. I clipped 200 watt rms speakers with a 35 wpc receiver turned up 1/3 of the way. Sometimes it is the source material recording that clips it.

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In the audio world, to much power has always been viewed by many to be better than under powering a speaker. 

 

The support guy who answers these calls likes to perfectly match up RMS output on the speakers vs. amp.  Notice the RC-62ii takes 150 watts RMS.  So, he wants you to have a 150 watt receiver.  140 is no good.  The problem with this approach is that such a receiver that is seemingly appropriate would drop to closer to like 1/3 of that with all channels driven, so here we go again.  The only way this approach would be accurate is if people always had external amps on every speaker.  If you're clipping with a 120 watt receiver you're going to clip with a typical 150 watt one, the exception probably being some of the nicer Denon's or older Yamaha's who have very beefy internals.  

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I'm playing with the idea of getting a new AVR. I just feel that Kilpsch Support is feeding me a bunch of bull. I bet most of the folks that are buying Reference line speakers are using AVR's similar, or slightly better then mine. Wouldn't Klipsch be receiving a huge volume of complaints/warranty requests if this were true. Also, you would think that they would put a warning message in big red letters in all of their product manuals, as well as their product pages as well. 

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I guess it depends on how loud you play program materials.

I just bought a New AVR for my small size room and have more power than I'll use.

1 to 10 watts of good clean power can get a Klipsch pretty loud.

Sure the power goes up as the recorded program increases in volume and intensity

but we're are talking about High Sensitivity Speakers.

High Power is always best because those Amps usually have more headroom

than lower wattage units--thus will make your speakers sound better--

even at lower volume.

 

When I bought my new AVR--I skipped features and went for the sound of the unit

that I didn't get from my Yamaha.  I have master decoding for dolby formats

and that stuff but no equaliizers or room correction calibrations.

Just bass and treble tone controls--but the amps sound so good

I don't need that other stuff at this time.

 

If you hooked up "Power Meters"--you'd probably be surprised at low little

power you use.  Everyone tosses out Big Numbers to impress when trying

to sell you a AVR--go for quality over quanity.

Dynamic amps with good headroom sound best with Klipsch Speakers

and an equalizer cannot fix that on a dull flat AVR.

 

Just my opinion--Your mileage may vary--30

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I guess it depends on how loud you play program materials.

I just bought a New AVR for my small size room and have more power than I'll use.

1 to 10 watts of good clean power can get a Klipsch pretty loud.

Sure the power goes up as the recorded program increases in volume and intensity

but we're are talking about High Sensitivity Speakers.

High Power is always best because those Amps usually have more headroom

than lower wattage units--thus will make your speakers sound better--

even at lower volume.

 

When I bought my new AVR--I skipped features and went for the sound of the unit

that I didn't get from my Yamaha.  I have master decoding for dolby formats

and that stuff but no equaliizers or room correction calibrations.

Just bass and treble tone controls--but the amps sound so good

I don't need that other stuff at this time.

 

If you hooked up "Power Meters"--you'd probably be surprised at low little

power you use.  Everyone tosses out Big Numbers to impress when trying

to sell you a AVR--go for quality over quanity.

Dynamic amps with good headroom sound best with Klipsch Speakers

and an equalizer cannot fix that on a dull flat AVR.

 

Just my opinion--Your mileage may vary--30

What model of AVR are you using?

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I bought a Harman Kardon AVR Model 1565 new on Amazon.

it is New but it is 4 Years Old. 

It is Not real Fancy like todays AVR's

The Menu for sound Processing is Outdated and Not Slick like

today's AVR's  It is Pretty Simple to use.

It's pretty much like a dinosaur compared to today's units.

It has Master Dolby decoding and stuff but NOT ATMOS.

But I didn't buy it for that.

I just happen to like the sound of H-K amps.

It's Dynamic and punchy--whatever that means--it sounds great.

 

I have a Yamaha--sitting in it's Box--for sale--in the other room

that is a more Fancy AVR with More Power-- it has all kinds of

built in stuff--equalizers and a More Fancy On Screen Menu--

and is a 7.1 channel where the H-K is only 5.1 

But in the sound dept. the H-K wins--Hands Down with my Klipsch

 

It's not the "NEW" H-K stuff--these are the older amps--not the

New "Green Amps" H-K currently has on the market.

 

I'm sure people here can give you better advice than I can give

about newer AVR's that are Fancy. I got mine for under $300

and could not be more pleased but I gave up some of the

features of more modern AVR's because I like the H-K sound.

 

Hope this helps.

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I bought a Harman Kardon AVR Model 1565 new on Amazon.

it is New but it is 4 Years Old. 

It is Not real Fancy like todays AVR's

The Menu for sound Processing is Outdated and Not Slick like

today's AVR's  It is Pretty Simple to use.

It's pretty much like a dinosaur compared to today's units.

It has Master Dolby decoding and stuff but NOT ATMOS.

But I didn't buy it for that.

I just happen to like the sound of H-K amps.

It's Dynamic and punchy--whatever that means--it sounds great.

 

I have a Yamaha--sitting in it's Box--for sale--in the other room

that is a more Fancy AVR with More Power-- it has all kinds of

built in stuff--equalizers and a More Fancy On Screen Menu--

and is a 7.1 channel where the H-K is only 5.1 

But in the sound dept. the H-K wins--Hands Down with my Klipsch

 

It's not the "NEW" H-K stuff--these are the older amps--not the

New "Green Amps" H-K currently has on the market.

 

I'm sure people here can give you better advice than I can give

about newer AVR's that are Fancy. I got mine for under $300

and could not be more pleased but I gave up some of the

features of more modern AVR's because I like the H-K sound.

 

Hope this helps.

Awesome…..it's good to be happy with a purchase.

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I have the exact same issue . Moved from a Cerwin Vega to a Klipsch RC62-II center speaker and it sound horrible. I have an old workhorse Onkyo TX-NR515

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