Need advice on Home Theatre Floor Standing Speakers

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by ThiagaD, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. ThiagaD


    Jun 24, 2020
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    I'm a newbie. I got a Denon AVR-X250BT home theatre amp.
    This is what's written on the Denon catalogue: The AVR-X250BT AV receiver powers quality home theater at 130W per channel.

    However on close inspection, it says
    Number of Poweramps: 5
    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 70 W
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 90 W
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive): 130 W

    I've shortlisted two floorstanding speakers:
    1) Pioneer SP-FS51
    Frequency Range 45 Hz-20 kHz
    Nominal Impedance 6 Ohms
    Sensitivity (2.83 V) 87 dB
    Maximum Input Power 130 W
    Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz
    Tweeter 1”

    2) Yamaha NS-F51
    Minimum Frequency Response 43 Hz
    Crossover Type 2-way
    Sensitivity 89 dB
    RMS Output Power 80 W
    Impedance 6 Ohm
    Maximum Frequency Response 26 kHz
    Driver Type 25.40 mm Soft Dome Tweeter
    Speaker Configuration 3.0
    PMPO Output Power 240 W

    I'm confused. What am I supposed to see in a speaker? Ohms? Watts? Sensitivity? Can anyone help me out? Also, which would you choose from the two I've listed? Thank you.
    ThiagaD, Jun 24, 2020
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  2. ThiagaD


    May 31, 2012
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    Of the two listed, neither specification means anything. Frequency response is meaningless without dB limits. Sensitivity is meaningless without impedance, and impedance is meaningless without showing an impedance against frequency graph.

    Power handling is meaningless without stating distortion levels and frequency.

    In other words, these specifications are derived by the Marketing Department, not Engineering, and are just random numbers.

    Unless you can find proper reviews with meaningful measurements, you might as well buy on looks.

    Sergeauckland, Nov 30, 2020
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