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Bansisingh
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Denon X3400H Enough for Klipsch Reference Speakers?

Hi all,

I've done quite a bit of research for my new home theater setup, but would like to double check my understanding to see if my choices will work.

Will the Denon X3400H be enough to power a Klipsch RP-450C center speaker, two Klipsch RP-250F floor standing speakers, 2 Klipsch R-14S surround speakers, and a BIC PL-200 sub?

I think it will from what I've read.

The Denon X3400 has a power output of 105 W (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive). My main concern is that the Klipsch RP-450C has a power handling (cont/peak) of 150 W / 600 W and this is more than the Denon 105 W. But, maybe I am misunderstanding how that part works :)

The setup will be in a 14x14 room, no vaulted ceilings, and the couch is 12 ft away from the TV/setup.

Thanks for the help!

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Have you listened to those speakers

The answer is yes, the Denon will easily drive those Klipsch speakers. They are particularly easy to drive. 150w of power is the max that can be sent to those speakers without damaging them. They can be driven to deafing levels with 25w of power.

My question is, have you listened to the klipsch speakers? I went though this exercise a few years back and from research I settled on Klipsch Reference. Once I listened to them I opted for another brand.

Klipsch sound profile tends to be a bit bright. Audyssey in your receiver will help adress this but it won’t change the fundamental character of the speaker. Klipsch sells a lot of speakers and many people love them but I strongly suggest you hear them before you buy.

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