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Old 10-22-2007   #8
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: THE SOUTH
Posts: 13
Question Re: New NAD HDMI 1.3 Preamp and Multi-channel amp


The price sounds great for the pre-AMP/AMP combo for 5 channels at $4000.

I'm leaning towards avoiding a single package unit to drive some CANTON 890DC or CANTON Ref. 7DC speakers w/ the following specs.

Technical Data
Type High-End floorstanding speaker
Engineering Principle 3-way Bass reflex system
Nom. /Music power handling 170 / 340 watts
SPL (1 watt/1m) 88.5 db (1 W, 1 m)
Frequency response 22...40.000 Hz
Crossover frequency 220 / 3.000 Hz
Woofer 2 x 180 mm (7''), Aluminum (Wave surround)
Midrange 1 x 180 mm (7''), Aluminum (Wave surround)
Tweeter 1 x 25 mm (1''), aluminum-manganese
Nominal Impedance 4...8 ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD) 22.5 x 105 x 33.5 cm
(8.9'' x 41.3'' x 13.2'')
Weight 29.6 kg
Special Features DC-technology
Cabinet 21 mm MDF, 2 chamber system in sandwich design
High end cabling with Black Science
Intergrated loudspeaker base with shock absorbers
Gold plated bi-wiring/bi-amping screwclamp terminals

I believe the NAD will more than satisfy my needs for XM/iPOD and Surround sound functions.

My question is.. will it put out enough dynamic power to drive the above speakers when just listening to music (and I don't mean just loud stuff but being able to hear the full range in a nice jazz recording/classical/vocals)?

Thanks for the assistance.

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