file Aon 3 vs. The Watt

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Joe Peach Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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When I was younger (sigh), the ratings for audio wattage was all over the place. One learned (sometimes the very hard way) not to take wattage as a “universal” concept.

Let's move to today. I have two Aon 3 speakers that I use for front Left and Right sound. I listen thru an old and beautiful Marantz SR8300 (Yes, the amazing remote still works) in Stereo for music and 5.1 for video.

The Marantz is rated at 8 ohms 105 W x 4 channels.

The Aon 3s are rated at 10-250 W per channel.


I have never had my volume up more than -4 dB, I have no idea what that is on a 0-10 scale. It's quite filling in my listening room (14' x 16' area with two small, open adjacent rooms) at that setting.

However...

the speakers seem to beg for more (or is it me?) volume. I don't want to harm the speakers in any way but, can I proceed to go higher. As I remember the Marantz is quite clean turned way up.

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anthem Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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By all means brother, give the Aon 3's what they want...watts.
Make sure the tone controls are in the neutral/off position...crank er up and have a blast.
Stop worrying about watts...if it sounds like crap when turned up, turn it down.
I'll be over later today, we'll blast some Candy Dulfer...the A3's rock.
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Joe Peach Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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My Dufers are being held hostage by my brother!

About 5pm EST I'll be opening a semi-vintage Tawny Port with Seasonal Brew Beer!

Please bring company if you wish.

Enclosed is my music agenda now that I can "open her up"!

A little of this, a little of that!

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anthem Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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Hey Joe...won't you join us on, "Currently Playing"...jot down a few thoughts about what you're listening to, and how the Aon 3's sound.
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Joe Peach Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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I'm a tad slow at the minute,

how to I find/join "Currently Playing"?

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anthem Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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It's in recent topics...I just posted.
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