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Which type of speakers should be hooked to this amp

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Which type of speakers should be hooked to this amp vsx1131.I mean how many watts for the 2 front , center, the surround and the subwoofer. Since this has twin sub outlets should both be the same wattage?on this amp each channel gives 170 watts,can a low watts speaker work on it. Thank you.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Home Cinema System
Expert:  p0llinate replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  p0llinate replied 3 months ago.

The specs on that amp are very misleading, this is an en try level receiver that they are trying to portray as a high end product. It has nowhere near the power they advertise. The 170w rating is only if you are driving a single speaker, which realistically no one would do.

Even in a stereo configuration using just 2 speaker, it is derated down to 100w/channel.

If you are using it in a home theater arrangement and driving 5 or 7 speakers, you'll be getting even less, about 70w/channel or less.

Standard speakers would be fine to pair with this system, and you'll typically get the best value from a "theater in a box" type system that bundles a set of 5 or 7 speakers and a powered sub.

There is no need to have both subs be the same, they are serving different purposes. If you have small main speakers, then the 1 sub will be used to reinforce the bass for them and the 2nd would be placed in the back for surround/effects. The back one can be smaller. Here is a system I'd suggest to start: http://amzn.to/2wPmzfz

Best regards,

Nathan

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