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Wattage question - 8 vs. 4 Ohms

 

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I need advice on the following:

My HT system consists of:
Fronts: Canton CD300, rated 110-170 at 4...8 Ohms
Center: Canton CD360F, rated 110-170 at 4...8 Ohms
Surrounds: Canton CD50, rated 50-100 at 4...8 Ohms
Canton does not provide efficiency ...they seem to be fairly inefficient.

I was looking at different receivers, including Rotel RSX-1056, NAD T753.
Called NAD tech support, and the tech suggested T763, saying that T763 will produce about 130 watts at 4 Ohms. The price difference is $350.00, and I don't know if I need all that power -100 watts, or I can get 753?

Also, is it worth to buy Rotel (75 wts/ch) VS.? NAD - Rotel has video up conversion to component, but does not have headphones jack. NAD has the jack, but does not up convert.

Thank you all for your input.
 

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Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 411
Registered: Feb-04
The T763 is rated at 130W into 8 ohms. It should push considerably more into 4 ohms.

http://www.nadelectronics.com/av_receivers/T763closerlook.htm

The T753 is rated at 90W into 8 ohms. Going from 90W to 130W, a mere 1.6 dB increase, for $350 seems expensive to me. Look to me if there many extra features you'd get from the T763 that would be useful to you.
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