I called on Monday and left a VM. Can you help answer these for me?
My Room : 23Lx13Wx7H = 300sqft or 2100cuft - Ear height about 38”
My MLP: 13ft from back wall (rear surrounds) & 10ft from front LCR. = 170sqft or 1180cuft (listening space)
Note - Where my TV and speakers are, there is only 8ft wide of space (fireplace on left, steps to go upstairs on right (split-entry house), so I may need to downsize my 65" TV and stand depending on width of speaker stands.
Are 12Cs good options for this room or would 8C be more appropriate?
Do you need 20amp circuit to run LCR 12C/8C or is it okay to run on 15amp circuit?
Should you use a power conditioner or surge protector for these?
Can my current surround speakers be used with them? (Energy Veritas 2.0RI – Rated Up to 100 watts)
Is there anything else you are working on that may be a better fit for me?
The reason I am looking into this is because I recently purchased a new amp (Emotive SA-250) and was listening to my speakers (2ch) (87dB sensitivity each, 90dB together) when I noticed one of them started smoking. I quickly turned it off, but found out that the midrange driver got cooked. I am not really sure what caused that because my wife and I were listening to a CD from about 10ft away (couch) and all sounded great for 25minutes or so.
I am puzzled because...
1) the speakers were bi-wired, and I noticed the black (-) banana plug was about 95% out of the amp terminal, so I wonder if that could have caused it? Logic tells me it shouldn't
2) it was a new amp, so was it faulty...Emotiva will deny it regardless (returned it just to be safe), and
3) I listened louder than normal because it was a new amp that was rated 250 watts/ch and my speakers also have recommended power up to 250 watts. I took it up to reference level (0dB) because everything sounded great. I never did hear any pop or distortion, but what do you think? The woofers and LF crossover was fine. The HF crossover is also fine. Could it have been that loose banana connection from the amp to the high binding posts or do you think I actually exceeded the clipping levels of the amp/speaker? (I really didn't think id approach using that much power from such a short distance and fairly small listening room. It is worth mentioning that the banana plug that was mostly out of my amp's negative terminal was not touching anything else or else I would have thought that that could have caused a short or something. I was listening for about 25 minutes or so before it started smoking, so I am completely puzzled and have searched for hours online and cant find anything!
I really would appreciate your feedback, Mark!
Thanks for everything...and I'm still enjoying my 2 Submersives!