file How many WPC (watts) would be a "good" amount to power a pair of Triton 2+?

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Tommyboy Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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I am intending to purchase a pair of Triton 2+. I recently researched the Marantz SR 6014 (AVR) rated at 110 wpc into 2 channels. Reading on-line, that 110W seems a liiiittle underwhelming for a pair of Triton 2+. I seem to recall a professional reviewer powering a pair with about a 165 wpc AVR which he said "really brought them out."
I want to ask some of you guys what you are using to power those T2+, and what I should "shoot for". The Marantz SR6014 was recently voted the "Best" AVR (I guess for the money/value/features) in 2019 by 'Sound & Vision' magazine, but at 110W (and a THD of 0.08) it is not overwhelming me !
Thanks for your experience/advice.

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GDHAL Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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Welcome to the forum and extended GET family (presumably you'll purchase the 2+). The answer to your question depends on how loud you like to listen to music and your understanding of the decibel scale. The 2+ are rated at 91 db efficiency. That means at only 1 watt you can produce 91 db from each speaker and 94 db from both speakers combined. That's pretty loud. Your Marantz SR 6014 should be more than adequate, IMO.
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anthem Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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Within reason, 110 watts should be just fine. If you ever feel the need for more Headroom, you can always add an external amp to the mix.
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Tommyboy wrote: I am intending to purchase a pair of Triton 2+. I recently researched the Marantz SR 6014 (AVR) rated at 110 wpc into 2 channels. Reading on-line, that 110W seems a liiiittle underwhelming for a pair of Triton 2+. I seem to recall a professional reviewer powering a pair with about a 165 wpc AVR which he said "really brought them out."
I want to ask some of you guys what you are using to power those T2+, and what I should "shoot for". The Marantz SR6014 was recently voted the "Best" AVR (I guess for the money/value/features) in 2019 by 'Sound & Vision' magazine, but at 110W (and a THD of 0.08) it is not overwhelming me !
Thanks for your experience/advice.


Specs alone don't tell the complete story but they can be helpful.

One consistent thing we have found is amps that are capable of driving low impedance loads (say, 4 or even 2 ohms) really bring the Tritons alive. The "little" Pass Labs XA30.8 amp (30 wpc into 8 ohms) really makes the T-Ref and T1.R speakers sound great. In the specs of the amps you consider they should have significantly more output at 4 ohms, up to 2x the 8 ohm rating. If you're looking at an amp that is capable of good output at 2 ohms, too, all the better, especially if the distortion and noise are also low.

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