Newbie help? Klipsch soundbar amplification question

Hello all, sorry for bein such a newb but I have a few questions. I just bought a Klipsch Gallery G-42 3CH Black Soundbar w/ Sub from Negegg on sale for $299 (the link:

After ordering I realized I have no idea if this is going to require a separate receiver for amplification? If so, I have a receiver from a $300 pioneer surround sound system I bought from Walmart years ago, would the amp from that be sufficient/ compatible? what specs must I consider to know whether or not the amplifier will be "enouigh" to get good performance out of the speakers?

Thank you for your help

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looks like

it's already amplified. Just plug your audio from your t.v and plug the sound bar in and it's done.

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Not really

User has to supply amplifier.

At 92dB sensitivity, practically any amplifier will do.

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look again

it's a sound bar

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All soundbars do not have built-in amplification

I guess you learned something new today, eh?.

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After re-reading the spec. carefully,

You and samkh are correct but it's very misleading to me..and I think it might be intentional. I would expect better from Newegg.

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The big drop in price is a hint

We all know Klipsch is somewhat overpriced, and their margin is quite high, since they no doubt can produce their speakers for quite a lot less than their retail prices. Combine that with the fact that the model is discontinued, and it becomes obvious that what's under the hood on this model is not complicated (e.g. doesn't include built-in amps, etc.).

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Amplifier are built-in.

75W rms/channel. You should be set to go. Good listening.

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Nope, not on this one. Samkh is correct.

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