RTiA9 speakers with NAD 7175PE

JohnnysVinylJohnnysVinyl Posts: 8
edited November 27 in Speakers
Just ordered the speakers, they haven't come yet. Just wondering will my NAD 7175PE provide enough power. On paper it's 75w per channel but will burst up to 300w per channel.

If not, please provide some upgrade options that won't break the bank. This setup was supposed to be a budget "audiophile" setup. I'm already in $500 for the turntable and now $1000 for the speakers. Was really hoping I could use the NAD 7175PE for a while until I could afford my next upgrade.

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  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,494
    That particular NAD is their totl receiver for that time. It will put most current day 2 channel receivers to shame in terms of power. Maybe not clarity, but it will put it out in spades. Give it a try, and if it doesn’t rock your boat, add a dedicated amp to its pre outs.
    But, you won’t need to. In my humble opinion, of course.
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,087
    It will drive them, to a degree.

    But continuous power output to clipping is still 80wpc with that receiver. You would have to be VERY careful with the volume knob.

    Those numbers are also factory spec, from the 80's. I would be shocked if it was still running to spec unless it's been completely gone through recently.

    A bigger, more powerful amp will not only drive them better and safer for higher volumes, but low level detail, finesse and soundstage is typically better with an amp that has a lot more headroom.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,302
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    It will drive them, to a degree.

    But continuous power output to clipping is still 80wpc with that receiver. You would have to be VERY careful with the volume knob.

    Those numbers are also factory spec, from the 80's. I would be shocked if it was still running to spec unless it's been completely gone through recently.

    A bigger, more powerful amp will not only drive them better and safer for higher volumes, but low level detail, finesse and soundstage is typically better with an amp that has a lot more headroom.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 593
    edited November 28
    Best way to find out is to give it a try and report back with how it sounds! :)

    Worse case scenario you can easily add an external power amp thanks to the NAD's pre outs.
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  • JohnnysVinylJohnnysVinyl Posts: 8
    edited November 30
    Speakers are on their way. Just ordered some new cables with banana plugs.

    Been looking on Canuck Audio Mart and Kijiji for power amps and haven't found anything decent in my price range. I've been looking for a vintage beast which is apparently hard to find.

    Any suggestions? I'd like to get one for around $500 used.

    Edit: Got to add that my wife is very perticular about how things look. So, plopping down a big black box probably won't go over very well.

    Current setup, https://imgur.com/gallery/KzbVP
  • jimsvmjimsvm Posts: 288
    Buddy of mine has a new set of A9. He was driving with the anthem 5 channel rated at 100 watts. Which is new. 4 hrs of country music at -15 melted the anthem. White smoke and all..
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  • jimsvm wrote: »
    Buddy of mine has a new set of A9. He was driving with the anthem 5 channel rated at 100 watts. Which is new. 4 hrs of country music at -15 melted the anthem. White smoke and all..

    Scary. From the reading I've done and the feedback I've gotten my gut tells me I'll be fine. Just have to use my ears and not crank the volume too much. Should hear some distortion before the receiver actually starts clipping. I'll also keep an eye on the heat of my receiver.

    That said, I'm going to start the search for a power amp so that when my wife goes out I can shake the house
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,460
    jimsvm wrote: »
    Buddy of mine has a new set of A9. He was driving with the anthem 5 channel rated at 100 watts. Which is new. 4 hrs of country music at -15 melted the anthem. White smoke and all..

    Maybe the Anthem didn't like country music, and decided life was no longer wort it.
  • jimsvmjimsvm Posts: 288
    I told the kid this would happen. Especially with the country lol. The Anthem is out for repair, hopefully they warranty it.
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  • Picked up an Adcom 555II for a good price. I've only listened to a couple songs but am very happy so far.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,570
    That will have no problem driving them. Though the pairing might be a bit on the bright side.
  • I haven't listened to enough music to have an opinion yet really. However my immediate feeling is there's not a lot of bass. Could just be the music I've listened to so far. I don't use any eq and the "loudness" and other "features" of the receiver aren't turned on.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    I haven't listened to enough music to have an opinion yet really. However my immediate feeling is there's not a lot of bass. Could just be the music I've listened to so far. I don't use any eq and the "loudness" and other "features" of the receiver aren't turned on.

    Do you have the receiver set to full range ? What are the speaker levels set at ? Should be close to 0.
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  • My receiver doesn't have any options like that. I turned on the "loudness" feature and it seems to warm things up a bit. Think I just need to mess around with placement and/or room acoustics a bit. I'd like to put the grills on the speakers to try that but my friggin cat will just paw at them.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    edited December 5
    Sounds to me like your lacking power then. Did you leave the impedance switch at 8 ohm ? Don't move it to 4.
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  • I think it was just the music. Listening to Dave Brubeck and it sounds amazing at 100db!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 593
    Regarding the cat, I put one of these on the wall near my vinyl record storage: https://www.amazon.com/4CLAWS-Wall-Mounted-Scratching-White/dp/B015Y4HVTO/

    It stopped him from scratching my records, now he scratches this instead. Cheap and easy solution! Figured it might help you out as well :)
    I'd like to put the grills on the speakers to try that but my friggin cat will just paw at them.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    I think it was just the music. Listening to Dave Brubeck and it sounds amazing at 100db!

    Yeah well, your pushing the limits with those speakers and the Nad, tread carefully, least you like spending money to fix things.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,570
    He's using an Adcom GFA-555II. 100dB is no problem with that pairing.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    DaveHo wrote: »
    He's using an Adcom GFA-555II. 100dB is no problem with that pairing.

    Yeah, missed the amp part. lol
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,019
    tonyb wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    He's using an Adcom GFA-555II. 100dB is no problem with that pairing.

    Yeah, missed the amp part. lol

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    He's using an Adcom GFA-555II. 100dB is no problem with that pairing.

    Yeah, missed the amp part. lol

    Signs your getting old. :wink:

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