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Can my audio receiver power this speaker set?

by chaseby44 / March 2, 2014 6:05 AM PST

I have a 50 Watt Yamaha RX-396 audio receiver and am considering purchasing the Monoprice 10565 5.1 surround sound speaker system. The speakers can handle up to 100 W of power and have an impedance of 8 ohms. The specifications say the recommended amplified power is 20 - 100 W. Is my receiver powerful enough to power these speakers? Will it sound okay? Any advice and expertise is welcome! Thank you.

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Time to rethink that plan
by Pepe7 / March 2, 2014 12:02 PM PST

You are obtaining *surround* speakers, not stereo speakers. For this purpose you need an AV receiver that is capable of producing 5.1 surround sound. That Yamaha is only a stereo (2 channel) receiver, not 5.1.

If you look around @ (owned by Amazon), they should have some deals on AV surround receivers if you search the home theater sub-forum. I've seen some nice ones of late for ~$199

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nice catch Pepe
by itsdigger / March 2, 2014 12:29 PM PST

I messed up and the site I looked at say's RX 396 V
My apologies to chaseby44

Keep me in line Pepe


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(NT) ;)
by Pepe7 / March 2, 2014 11:50 PM PST
In reply to: nice catch Pepe
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by chaseby44 / March 3, 2014 12:27 AM PST
In reply to: ;)

Thanks Pepe7 and itsdigger for your insight and help.

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Seems capable
by itsdigger / March 2, 2014 6:30 AM PST
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