Originally Posted by astrallite;13400441
How can a 13lb receiver produce 850W of power? You would need a 1 kVA transformer and that alone would weigh at least 20 pounds.
Could it be a switch mode power supply?
That's what I thought at first until I rememebered the powered subwoofer weighs at least 20 lbs.
You need lots of amps for bass frequencies but less for high frequencies. The subwoofer comes with a nice big heat sink externally mounted and protected with a plastic cover.
I bought the entire system for $150 at a pawn shop so I'm just searching the web for more info on if I got a good deal and if this is a descent system.
I know, I yell at myself for buying first and researching second, but I had an idea that for an HDMI capable receiver, powered sub, and 5 nicely made satellite speakers it was a good deal compared to whet I see at WalMart, Sams, Costco, etc. If only it was wireless, but the TV is, so that's fine.Edited by DonP - 5/27/11 at 8:27am