Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    5

    Hello AudioReview.com

    Hello everyone. It is my hope that these forums will help me gain a deeper understanding of audio related equipment and what makes the best the best. In time, I hope to share my knowledge with other users as well.

    In the meantime, I will browse through the forum categories in search of the best placement for my first question: "What receiver will allow me to utilize the speakers that I currently have?"

  2. #2
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    What speakers do you have?

    Are you into the vintage stuff or the new surround receivers?

  3. #3
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    5
    I have the following speakers:

    Technics SB-A35 (2)
    Technics SB-S35 (2)
    Techinics SB-C35 (1)

    RCA Pro SW2200P Sub

    I don't have manuals for the Technics speakers and haven't been able to find any good information for them online anywhere. I have the manual for the RCA Sub. I would like to buy an amp that will allow me to use all the speakers at the same time.

  4. #4
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    So you have 2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers, 1 center speaker and 1 subwoofer. You will need a 5.1 receiver with a subwoofer output.

    You can use any receiver that has 5.1 so you can use all the speakers. What is the price you wanna spend for it?

  5. #5
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    5
    I would like to keep the price <= $150. What I was concerned about was that the receiver will produce enough power (WATTS) for the speakers. I noticed you had posted some info for the Technics sb-a35 speakers, do you happen to have specifications for the other speakers?.

  6. #6
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    You can google it and you can find some info Most if not all of the surround receivers will work with your speakers and will drive them. You can find a Technics receiver on ebay or craigslist if you wanna stick with the brand. There are many brands receivers you can get for 150 but just watch the receiver to have output for subwoofer

  7. #7
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    10,178
    A two channel receiver won't allow hook up of all those speakers and not sure why you'd want to.

    A multichannel receiver has amplification dedicated to each channel and will allow 5, 6 or 7 speaker hook up but to hear all at the same time you will need to make sure it has what is called "party" mode or "5 channel stereo". Multichannel receivers are specialized for surround sound and in a typical surround mode will not have all channels playing at the same time, where sound is depends on the content and it's encoding.
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

  8. #8
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    5
    The specs on the speakers are:
    (2) SB-A35 240W each
    (2) SB-S35 70W each
    (1) SB-C35 100W
    (1) RCA Pro SW220P 200W

    So, should I be looking for a receiver that can output at least 900W, or or these specs just the maximums that the speakers can handle?

  9. #9
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    Ha ha man don't go by the watts that much. The small speakers you have won't even be able to handle 40W real watts so don't worry about the wattage that much. Find a good receiver that will have 80W to 100W per channel and you will be all set!

  10. #10
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    Thats how the receiver is supposed to look on the back! This is from Technics SA-EX510 surround receiver:

    front speakers, rear speakers, center speaker and subwoofer. Get something like that and you are all set.


  11. #11
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    10,178
    I recommend people buy the most clean power you can afford. Most speakers are blown by under powering opposed to over powering. When you push an amp beyond what it can do it begins to distort (clip), when you hear your music losing clarity you've gone to far. More power also leaves some reserve in times of peak demand (headroom).

    If going by receiver specs you want to use power ratings that say XX watts per channel at 20-20kHz opposed to XX watts at 1kHz. 1kHz is like rated power with a 1kHz test tone where 20-20kHz rates the power with a full frequency range and more like real world use.

    I like Onkyo receivers due to their higher current amp section. They will give a more controlled and powerful sound. The only draw back is the amp generates more heat than most.
    Mark Levinson #512 SACD & 532h power
    Pass Labs XP-10 preamp
    Clearaudio Performance DC & Maestro v2 E, AcousTech Ph-1p
    Clarus Crimson loom - AC outlet to speaker terminal
    JBL 4367's & SAM3ha
    Revel S30's & SVS PC13 Ultra (sub)
    Marantz BD-7003 > AV-8003 > LINN 5125
    Transparent cables / Tributaries HDMI
    PS Audio Quintet & Surgex SA15&20

  12. #12
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    5
    Thanks for the information dakatabg and Mr Peabody. You have both been helpful and I feel more confident about buying a receiver that will achieve my goal for now.

  13. #13
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    No problems, let us know when you get a receiver

  14. #14
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    8
    Hello everyone, I have a question about this same reciever. Can i just hook up speakers to A and use it without hooking up center or other speakers? I just bought the SA EX510 used in like new condition and dont want to ruin it. TY

  15. #15
    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,422
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb1
    Hello everyone, I have a question about this same reciever. Can i just hook up speakers to A and use it without hooking up center or other speakers? I just bought the SA EX510 used in like new condition and dont want to ruin it. TY
    Yes you can without any worries. You want to hook up the speakers to the 2 front channels (L&R)
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

  16. #16
    Chicago IL
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Chicago ,IL
    Posts
    1,188
    Just make sure when you have only the front speakers to turn off the surround mode on the receiver.

  17. #17
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Miami, Florida, United States
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by dakatabg View Post
    Thats how the receiver is supposed to look on the back! This is from Technics SA-EX510 surround receiver:

    front speakers, rear speakers, center speaker and subwoofer. Get something like that and you are all set.

    Forgive me for not reading manual, is this receiver designed for 4 front speakers? As connectors suggest?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •