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Receiver for Cerwin Vega VS 150?

 

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Username: Chrischin478

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-08
I am looking for a 2-Channel 300 watts RMS/Channel receiver under $300 to power some Cerwin Vega VS 150's. I have looked for hours and can't find anything with these numbers. Does anyone have recommendations for what amp/receiver setup (under $300) I should use for these?
 

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 12138
Registered: May-04
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"I have looked for hours and can't find anything with these numbers."


Doesn't that suggest something to you, Christian?


Why do you need 300 watts with CV's?


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Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9674
Registered: Dec-04
They are called out at 102db!
They could be powered by a potato.
Hit the pawn shop for a decent 100w amp.
And earplugs.
 

Silver Member
Username: Wattsssup

Barrie, ON Canada

Post Number: 201
Registered: Aug-06
powered by a potato....lol.
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9676
Registered: Dec-04
That is Jan's, I borrowed it
 

New member
Username: Chrischin478

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-08
So all I need is a 100w receiver to make these puppies ring? Is that RMS or Pure wattage?
 

Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9682
Registered: Dec-04
It's all the same man. Those speaker play so loud for the input, a 300w amp would just blow them up on a jag.
Look for a H/K receiver on a budget, a 3380 would do just fine.
 

New member
Username: Chrischin478

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-08
The specs on these say the power handling is minimum 5 watts, maximum 400 watts.
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9688
Registered: Dec-04
Ignore that, it is useless print on a stupid tag.
For 3 skins, shop the used receiver aisle in a stereo shop.
Or see what is at the pawn shop and do a little research online.

A100w Yamaha and a 100w macintosh are NOT the same thing.
 

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Username: Chrischin478

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jan-08
I'm really liking the Harman/Kardon 3485. Do these specs look promising?... 120 Watts per channel, 20Hz -- 20kHz @ <0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms or
150 Watts per channel, 20Hz -- 20kHz @ <0.2% THD, both channels driven into 4 ohms.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 12141
Registered: May-04
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That receiver should drive the CV's to a very high level of volume in the average size room. If you require more power than that receiver supplies in the real world, you will need to look at a separate power amplifier and increase your budget five fold.


Buy the HK.

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New member
Username: Chrischin478

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jan-08
Thanks for all the input
 

Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9695
Registered: Dec-04
Yep. The HK and the CV's are a match made in college budget heaven.
Now feed the thing with a good source.Full sized files from a pc.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 12152
Registered: May-04
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Blackwalls or raised white lette ... oh, files!
 

Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9701
Registered: Dec-04
Vigne, you really should wash the windows or something.
Or send me an


EMAIL!
 

New member
Username: Fullertonbusiness

Post Number: 1
Registered: Aug-08
If you really want to pump up the volume with a 100 watt per channel receiver, you will need to buy a nice subwoofer with a low crossover frequency (80 for THX, <50 for other)
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