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Receiver vs Amplifier

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Nazmul Islam Tipu, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Nazmul Islam Tipu

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    Folks,
    Please give us the difference between amplifier and Receiver...
     
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    Receiver=tuner+pre-amp+ampPeople who reply "I need a new amp to replace X"...when X is a receiver, need to learn the difference.
     
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    A receiver will have surround processing, video and audio switching as well as a multichannel amp. An amp is a separate component that simply amplifies the signal, with no switching or surround processing abilities.
     
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    So, Receiver have amp, But Amplifier do not have receiver ... ;)
     
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    Not quite, you could say -
    A receiver has an amp, an amp does not have a tuner.
    A receiver is an amp, but an amp is not a receiver. (Which is what I think you were going for.)
     

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