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FreeRadical
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Will I need an amp or new receiver immediately?

Will I need an amp or new receiver immediately?

I am thinking of purchasing Focal Chorus 716V with a recommended amplifier power between 40-200 watts.

I have a Harman Kardon AV130:
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Continuous Average Power (FTC) per Channel : 55 Watts per channel, @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz

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Re: Will I need an amp or new receiver immediately?

Your current unit will have no problem driving the speakers, especially at lower volume levels (although you will be able to play them plenty loud as well).

I would get the speakers, enjoy them for a good while and then contemplate potential amplification upgrades.

Have fun!

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Re: Will I need an amp or new receiver immediately?

When I was a younger person I could easily get my neighbors to complain about my loud music with a 35 wpc receiver and 88dB SPL @ 1 watt/1 meter loudspeakers. You should do just fine for now with a 55 wpc receiver and 91.5dB SPL @ 1 watt/1 meter loudspeakers. So, your 55 wpc will produce about 99 dB at 12 feet with those loudspeakers. That's like standing next to a gas powered lawnmower running full throttle.

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