Hello, this is my first post!
I am a long time car audio fiend, and I just purchased my first addition to my home theater yesterday. They are 2 Cerwin Vega MX-400 towers, each with a siren/tweeter, woofer, and a 15in sub. They are rated (as far as I can gather without a manual) at 400 rms.
I have some questions:
1) Should match the rms rating per channel exactly to the speakers like I have always done, or should I under/over power them some (Ive heard it referred to as headroom)?
2)If the receiver I am buying has a preamp I hook it up to a receiver?
3) Am I correct in assuming power does not add together from my receiver and external amp (only the external will power).
4)Which power rating is better to go by- power rating at 1khz or the range of 20hz-20khz?
5) Stereo or mono? I will just be running the two towers with the amp and a receiver, but eventually I would like to upgrade to 7.1 DD
I have been shopping for an external power amp all day, and I have narrowed it down to a few models. I have a budget of around 300 dollars, preferably less. The vega's left a dent in my wallet. Which of these are unreliable, and which have a good reputation? I included a variety of prices and power ranges( I want the best bang for my buck)
-Behringer Europower EPQ900 2 x 390 Watts into 4 Ohms
-Seismic Audio - LE-2000- 2 x 500 Watts at 4 Ohms
-Crown XLS1000- 350 watts per channel at 4 ohms
-Samson SX1200- 2 x 450 watts at 4 ohms
-Gemini DJ xga-4000- 2 X 350W Rms At 4 Ohms
-Cerwin Vega Pro Cv-900- 4 ohms @ 320W
-Mr DJ AMP6800- 4 ohms: 400 watts x 2 chan.
-QSC GX3- Watts/Side @ 4 ohms 350W
-Pyle Pro PTA1000- 4 ohms: 500 watts x 2
-Pyramid ZPA10- 4 ohms: 500 watts x 2 chan.
I would also love recommendations not listed
Thanks for reading- I'm excited to get into home audio!