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I need to know what watts I need for my reciever

I am redoing my basement and I want to keep the system I have but I need to know what watt I need for the reciever

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40 watts/channel is plenty

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there any several ways you can go about this and they can range in quite bit in your budget. Anywhere from $60 to $5000 or more. The $60 one's im talking about are just small computer speakers that you could connect to your tv. Or a home theater in a box (HTIB's), or buying every speaker individually. The last choice is the best way to go but will be the highest budget.
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