Re: Sansui TA-500

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Posted by Stever on February 02, 2004 at 20:35:37:

In Reply to: Re: Sansui TA-500 posted by BeatleFred on February 01, 2004 at 20:05:56:

Thanks so much for responding Fred. You really are doing everyone a great service here.

One point of confusion for me has been how to match the power rating of the amp to the power rating of the speakers.

Given that my TA-500 is rated 50W, I assume that to be RMS, or average power capability, while the peak power for short bursts could be much higher.

The Rennaissance 90's spec out at 75 to 400 watts RMS and 4 ohms. So, you'd take the top end of the speaks to be 200 Watts coming out of my 8 ohm rated amp.... So now we have the speaks rating of 37.5 to 100 watts from my amp, and I may just have answered my own question.

BTW... Although my receiver states that you are absolutely forbidden to hook up any impedance short (pun) of 8 ohms, you really can use the A outputs to a 4 ohm load and not connect anything to the B speaker outputs.

They will permit you to hook an 8 ohm load up to each of the A and B ports, which presents a total 4 ohm load to the amp.

Is this correct, or am I Whacked?

Thanks in advance for your response.


: TA-500 was 50 Watts, sortve a combination AU-317/TU-317. The smaller TA-300 was 30 Watts.

: The Kappa 6 being smaller than the Kappa 9.., 7 might not be as demanding. I think the Infinity Renaissance 90 and 80 would be great choices.

: B/F

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