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ElDuderino

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Hi everyone. I have decided on B&W CM10 + Centre + Surrounds + Sub (7.1 setup). Now, the issue is choosing the correct way to drive them.

CM10 Fronts are rated as 30-300W. I have no clue where to begin. Even the top most AVRs give 145W @ 8 ohm. Is it sufficient?
 
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Choose an decent mid priced avr which has pre outs and buy a good stereo power amp. Don't worry if the power amp is rated at 100 or 150 watts. A good power amp will have enough juice to drive the speakers as compared to any avr in that or even higher budget. These speakers deserve a good amp. This suggestion is considering that surround setup is a must and you need to power centre and surrounds, which the avr can do directly.

If you are not planning on a 5/7 channel setup, just get a good stereo integrated (or pre power) and do justice to the speakers.
 

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If you are not planning on a 5/7 channel setup, just get a good stereo integrated (or pre power) and do justice to the speakers.
Totally forgot to mention- It is a 7.1 channel setup, but other speakers are ~150W or below. Say, I get a Marantz 6009. Where do I go from there? Can I use the stereo pre power to drive just the fronts?
 

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Just need the stereo power amp then, not the pre. You already have preout in the marantz 6009.
 

ROBIN LANDANSON

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Hi everyone. I have decided on B&W CM10 + Centre + Surrounds + Sub (7.1 setup). Now, the issue is choosing the correct way to drive them.

CM10 Fronts are rated as 30-300W. I have no clue where to begin. Even the top most AVRs give 145W @ 8 ohm. Is it sufficient?

This flagship model B&W CM10 is ideal for music.
Don't worry 'purchase another bookshelf speaker to connect home theatre purpose'.

In the home theatre, the ideal speaker is a 'big CENTRE channel'.
Floor standers have good looks, otherwise no role in home theatre room (if you're adding a sub woofer).
My point is that 'purchase another pair bookshelf and a good centre channel, then seek a AVR'...
 
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ElDuderino

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This flagship model B&W CM10 is ideal for music.
Don't worry 'purchase another bookshelf speaker to connect home theatre purpose'.

In the home theatre, the ideal speaker is a 'big CENTRE channel'.
Floor standers have good looks, otherwise no role in home theatre room (if you're adding a sub woofer).
My point is that 'purchase another pair bookshelf and a good centre channel, then seek a AVR'...
I have a chosen a centre. It's CM C, from the same family. It's 150W so I have no problems driving it.

Could you recommend a good stereo amplifier, and how to install it with Marantz 6009?
 

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Robin's suggestion is also valid. If you only want to movies, just get a bookshelf from the same series and a decent avr. You will save a lot. My suggestion is based on an assumption that you will listen to high quality music (cd, lossless, high Rez etc.) also from the same setup.
 

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Yes Aashish. My usage is mixed. It is a dedicated home theater, but will be used for music as well. My budget is nothing fixed, but I am willing to spend under Rs. 2,00,000 for the receiver.
 
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ROBIN LANDANSON

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Yes Aashish. My usage is mixed. It is a dedicated home theater, but will be used for music as well. My budget is nothing fixed, but I am willing to spend under Rs. 2,00,000 for the receiver.
My suggestion is
1. Yamaha RX-A3030 or RX-A3040
2. Pioneer SC-LX87 or SC-LX88

Reason for this selection
1. 150 watts @ 8 ohms
2. 24/96khz DAC
3. FLAC & Apple lossless support etc
4. More pre outs


Stereo Amplifier for B&W CM10 Speakers

Choice 1. Anthem integrated 225
 
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