Audio/Video Amplifier (Intergrated amp)

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Antonio Benedicto, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Antonio Benedicto

    Antonio Benedicto Auditioning

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    Are there any 5 channel amps out there with everything built into it (dd-dts-DPLII) but without a tuner ? I never listen to radio stations at home and I was wondering if there are such amps.
     
  2. Sihan Goi

    Sihan Goi Second Unit

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    They are called receivers, but almost all come with a tuner. No big deal actually, if you don't need 'em, just don't use 'em
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Actually, receivers by definition have a tuner. That's the receiving part of it, otherwise, as mentioned, they are integrated amplifiers. That being said... I really have no idea if there are multi-channel integrated amps. I would think not. I would just get a receiver anyway, and not use the tuner, it gives you many more options than finding the one or two integrated multi-channel amps/processor w/o a tuner, (if such a thing esxists). If you have the cash though, I guess separates would work, as the processors usually don't have tuners built in. I say you just get a receiver and just don't listen to the radio.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    This is where to post about amplifiers. And there are a number of surround-sound integrated amplifiers (combination preamps and power amps on one chassis) available.
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    The high-end Yamaha units like the DSP-A1 (discontinued) dont include receivers. I think it's replacement follows this tradition.

    But I agree, dont reject a good "Integrated Amp" just because it has a tuner or a phonograph input.
     
  6. Arup

    Arup Stunt Coordinator

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    Check out Yamaha's awesome DSP-AZ1. It has everything except THX. Excellent sound for HT and equaly good with 2 ch stereo mode. Sound comes very close to Yamaha's class A MX-2 seperate amplifier.

    Read one of it's many reviews at http://www.homecinemachoice.com/test...ahaDSP-AZ1.php
     

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