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Online Burzat

Power amp or receiver?
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:59:15 AM »
Currently I am using a power amp on the pre outs for the fronts.

However the reciever does give me the option to bi wire the fronts via its own amplification.

So my question is:

1. Will it be better to bi wire the speaker using the option directly from the receiver or leave the power amp as it is but cannot bi wire with the power amp?

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Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 08:43:23 AM »
Option 2 (leave it as is with the power amp driving the fronts)

Assuming of course that your power amp delivers more power than your AVR.

In my experiencing, adding more strain to the AVR's internal power supply and power amp section by adding more load, delivers very little sonic benefit. Remember, the more channels that are driven, the lower the total power delivery per channel. That is why most AVR manufacturers quote power delivery either as a single channel driven or two channels driven.

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Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 10:27:28 AM »
Noted, thank you. I will stay with the power amp.


Offline scrarfussi

Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 07:51:27 PM »
stay with poweramp
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Offline Genesis777

Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:40:58 PM »
Definitely go for the power amp option for your fronts. Allow your AVR to power your surrounds and center. This way can maximize the available power across all your speakers.

I have done the same with my setup and very happy with the results.
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Offline DKNY

Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 08:59:35 PM »
Definitely a good choice to stay with the power amp. 

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Re: Power amp or receiver?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 09:01:40 PM »
How many channels is your power amp?
Remember you can Bi-Amp too with power amp, just need to split signal from AVR/Pre (one into two).


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