Resurrection of this thread.
This receiver has been sitting in storage for the past year as I just bought myself my first house. Figured that was a wiser purchase than some speakers. Well, I don't have ANY audio inside the house aside from my headphones collection.
Looking at the SP-FS52, I also see the SW-8MK2. I am a big fan of bass in my music, occasionally I have been known to turn up the bass so that it is overpowering and shakes things from the walls. Now that I have my own quiet place with brick walls and decent side yards between me and the neighbors, i'd also like to get a very high powered subwoofer for those times that I want to play it loud. More times than not, I will be playing at moderate to low levels, but I want that bass there for when I really feel the need. Will this be able to power something of that caliber, or do I need to look at an external amplifier?