Perhaps down the track but for now it would only see the odd house party here and there.
Get (whatever ends up being used to run the system eventually) sorted first naturally.
Is it ok to use a 2.1 receiver without a brickwall limiter for home use, say if the amp can only put out 20V or some similar output? What happens if he overdrives the amp, I'm assuming it would clip out.
For his own home, I can't see why not.
If the application was Pro sound, I would absolutely say brickwall limit.
But this (at least initially) just happens to be a pro sound sub, in a HT environment.
Generally, it's not said to limit in the HT environment, because more often than not the volume gets to loud to tolerate before you reach limits.
And this is the case here. Add in that if you (well your mate) gets to loud, the record needle will jump, hop and skip all over the place unless there are adequate means to prevent that, and that also becomes a limiting factor.
If a 2.1 unit could be picked up at a reasonable price, I can't see why not. That gives some time to sort out the rest as well.
If the amp is pushed to hard, it will clip, or distortion will become evident, always a sign to turn down.
Don't forget cabin gain in the HT environment either. That means the T24 will sound great, with lower extension, in the home, but not so when out to play...
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