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Sonus DOMUS amp? Onkyo 602E?

Dear,

I am a user of Onkyo 602E reciever(6ohms, 120W, 7.1ch).
And I am going to buy a new speaker, Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus.(4ohms, 30W~200W, 90db).

But some audio experts say that I need to change the reciever as well.

I don't want to change personally.

Can you give me a guide line to set up well?

thank you.

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Re: Sonus DOMUS amp? Onkyo 602E?

The speakers are certainly in a far superior league than the Onkyo. I think that given their sensitivity you might be able to get away with it since your amp is a high current design. It depends a lot on how far below 4ohm the speakers actually go and how hard you intend to drive them.

I would really, really, really have to love my Onkyo to let it stop me from buying such fine speakers.

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Re: Sonus DOMUS amp? Onkyo 602E?

I have those Sonus Faber speakers. While they are nominally 6 ohms, they do drop to nearly 3 ohms between 7K and 10K. They are short on extended bass, but in every other sense wonderful. Save your money for better amplification.

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Re: Sonus DOMUS amp? Onkyo 602E?

thank you so much for your advise..
You all must be good people...

It seems that I need to change my amp.
Which amp will be better for Grand Piano Domus?

I prefer one AV amp just for flexibility...
what do you think?

Warm regards,,

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Re: Sonus DOMUS amp? Onkyo 602E?

I drive mine with a Musical Fidelity X150. It's a dual mono integrated amplifier - high current (50 amps peak to peak) - modestly priced and very well thought of by reviewers. There is also an X80 available which might be adequate depending on your taste in music. The 150, I think, handles orchestral peaks more commfortably.

Some say Sonus speakers sound best with tube (or valve if you prefer) amps. You might want to audition tube vs. solid state before buying.

I can assure you, however, that if you go with the same setup I have used for the last couple of years, you'll be very satisfied. You'll hear things that weren't there with your current receiver.

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