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    Default Which is better?

    I currently own a yamaha rxn600 powering 2 340se and 1 340secenter. I feel that it lacks power. Is the HK AVR745 more powerful?

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    I'm currently using the HK AVR 645 and I don't think it lacks power. I do have the Emotivas UL combo on their way and I hope it'll open up the Sierras even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328fly View Post
    I currently own a yamaha rxn600 powering 2 340se and 1 340secenter. I feel that it lacks power. Is the HK AVR745 more powerful?
    How big is the room and how far is the LP from the speakers?

    David

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    The room isn't that big 10x12 (bedroom) but I like to have power to spare . I currently have to crank the volume up to -15 (speakers already calibrated and toed in). My guess is that the 100wrms are fake and the 340se seem to want more power to sing!

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    10x12 is so small that 100wpc should get you to ear bleeding territory without the amp breaking a sweat. I can drive the 340SE's to my heart's content in a 9x11 room with a 40wpc Onkyo. Couldn't imagine wanting more without doing damage to my hearing.

    David

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    gotta agree with bikeman here... if it's not getting loud enough for you in that size room, there's either something wrong with your receiver or your hearing...

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    First of all thanks for the interest!

    I heard an onkyo 50rms belonging to a friend had more power than my receiver. I also heard a similar model like mine at a showroom (to check if their is a fault with the receiver) and the power is the same as mine. When I heard the amp the first time I didn't know the limit of the receiver and the salesman infact was driving a set of speakers at max volume before distortion and this was my first av receiver bought!

    I must point out that I only like to hear loud music for a short time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328fly View Post
    First of all thanks for the interest!

    I heard an onkyo 50rms belonging to a friend had more power than my receiver. I also heard a similar model like mine at a showroom (to check if their is a fault with the receiver) and the power is the same as mine. When I heard the amp the first time I didn't know the limit of the receiver and the salesman infact was driving a set of speakers at max volume before distortion and this was my first av receiver bought!

    I must point out that I only like to hear loud music for a short time
    How do you know your friend's Onkyo had more power than your receiver?
    -curtis

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    it was quite loud! What a questyion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328fly View Post
    it was quite loud! What a questyion?
    Same speakers and the same room? If the answer is no to either question, then there is no correlation.
    -curtis

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