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Old 05-16-2021, 03:55 PM
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Default Ref 160S or 80S for dual HT / listening room use

Team - what do you think about running Ref 160s or Ref 80s in a HT setting. 20’x15’ room. With the Vandy 5As? Technically speaking, they should be able to hit 100db without clipping even at 80wpc. I suppose I could demo the 80s and see how close to the top the meters move during an action flick. But…. thoughts? I owned the Ref 150 and had it on the Vandy’s previously. They sang. But, that room was smaller and not dual use for HT.
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