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Old 04-29-2015, 12:03 PM   #1  
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In our living room we have the equipment that my dad bought around 15 years ago. Recently our 55in rear projection tv finally died out on us and we decided to get a new tv.

Paired with our old tv we have:

Onkyo TX-SR700
Sony SA-SW2500 subwoofer
Bose 701
Bose VCS-10
Bose 161

Yes I know about the speakers. I'm sure he got ripped off on the speakers, but I was a kid at the time so I didn't exactly have any input. I can't really say "dad these speakers suck, I'm getting rid of them" so these are gonna stay until they die out as well.

Now since we got a new tv I was thinking about taking a Denon AVR-590 receiver from my bedroom out into the living room since it supports HDMI and Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD etc. The only issue is that the Denon only has 75W per channel while the older Onkyo has 125W per channel. What would make the bigger difference, more power or the ability to play the HD audio tracks? Or would a new subwoofer be more beneficial? Ideally I'd get new speakers, but that's not an option.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #2  
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You might have to just turn the volume up a bit higher.

The wattage difference between the amps wont matter too much.

Now if it was the other way around with the speakers only rated at 75 watts and the new amp rated at 125 watts then there could be a problem.
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