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#1 of 18 Zac_p

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Posted May 06 2003 - 10:42 AM

ok here w3 go

difference between an AMPLIFIER AND A RECEIVER.

Are the same thing?? why they sell separate amplifiers?? what they do??

or am i on a mistake and the most symple HT is composed of

Receiver + amplifier + speakers

or am i on a mistake over another mistake and the amplifier is a NOT NECESSARY ACCESORY

or am i on lotta mistakes and the receiver does basic amplification and a separate amplifier is for getting an upper watts rate.

....btw am a noob on this stuff Posted Image Posted Image

#2 of 18 Ted Lee

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Posted May 06 2003 - 10:59 AM

hi zac -

be sure to read the beginner's primer - lots of great info about this stuff.

to answer your question, check this article from the primer written by cees.

http://www.hometheat....282#post512282
 

#3 of 18 Zac_p

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Posted May 06 2003 - 01:44 PM

actually i had read this article yesterday but it does not clarify my question.

because as i said i dunno what the purpose of an amplifier if the receiver does amplify

and i wanna anybody to confirm that... A BASIC HT IS COMPOSED OF RECEIVER + SPEAKERS???? AMPLIFIER IS OPTIONAL????

#4 of 18 RobWil

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Posted May 06 2003 - 01:58 PM

A receiver does has amplifiers, so really all you need for HT is an audio/video receiver and speakers.
Some people add separate amplifiers and connect them to a receiver to use instead of the amplifiers in the receiver because separate amplifiers are usually much better and sound better. If you are a beginner I would suggest that you just get a receiver and don't worry about separate amplifiers.
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#5 of 18 ChrisTheg

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Posted May 06 2003 - 02:34 PM

Receiver is comprised of an Amplifier, Tuner, and Digital Processors.

Amplifier is comprised of just an amplifier.

Receivers are made for people who are looking for everything all in one rather then getting the tuner, amp and processors all seperate.
When you buy them all seperatley they are called SEPERATES. This means the they are all self contained things rather then all in one box. Having a receiver and an amplifier is silly. Honestly, if you have to ask this question then you should be going with a Receiver.
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#6 of 18 RobWil

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Posted May 06 2003 - 04:59 PM

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Having a receiver and an amplifier is silly.


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#7 of 18 Ted Lee

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Posted May 07 2003 - 02:21 AM

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Having a receiver and an amplifier is silly.


not necessarily. an outboard amp will (generally speaking) provide more "oomph" than an internal amp.

it's a nice way to upgrade without having to break the bank.
 

#8 of 18 Mike_J_D

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Posted May 07 2003 - 03:52 AM

Hey Chris,

Maybe you don't need the difference explained to you. I guess you were born omnipotent. However most of us are not that lucky. I think Rob answered the question rather nicely and accuratly. I don't think there was a need to put your two cents in if they weren't going to further the explanation Rob gave. And I have a power amp and reciever combo(I use to have the matching processor but sold it). And I don't know if I will buy another one. For some it is cheaper to just add a amp. Mike D
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#9 of 18 Cees Alons

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Posted May 07 2003 - 04:02 AM

After you logically replaced all internal amplifiers that are integrated in the receiver with separate amplifiers, you could replace the receiver by a decoder, which does the audio-decoding of DPL, DD, and/or DTS for you.

Your receiver will still have to be your radio tuner then, though. And if it also did the switching of different video sources, you'll need to do that differently. Most people don't think that that is a big loss.

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#10 of 18 RobWil

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Posted May 07 2003 - 08:17 AM

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And I have a power amp and reciever combo....... For some it is cheaper to just add a amp.

Thanks, Mike!

So do I and don't think it's silly at all. There's nothing silly about upgrading your amps? It's a direct path to going all separates. There's no rule that says you have to go all separates at once and there's no rule against using a nice receiver as your pre-amp/processor. I have upgraded my 2-channel listening tremendously for a very small cost and got a taste of what separates can do.
There's no need to insult anyone, especially someone who admits to being a beginner and is politely asking a valid question.

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or am i on lotta mistakes and the receiver does basic amplification and a separate amplifier is for getting an upper watts rate.


Zac_p...that statement is basically correct. Posted Image

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When you buy them all seperatley they are called SEPERATES.

Actually Chris, they are called SEPARATES! Posted Image
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#11 of 18 Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted May 07 2003 - 08:31 AM

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Maybe you don't need the difference explained to you. I guess you were born omnipotent.
Actually, Mike, the word you want is “omniscient.” Posted Image

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#12 of 18 Ted Lee

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Posted May 07 2003 - 08:35 AM

good thing he didn't use the "other word" often confused with omnipotent. Posted Image Posted Image
 

#13 of 18 RobWil

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Posted May 07 2003 - 08:49 AM

This forum certainly appeals to my 'omnivorous' character. Posted Image
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#14 of 18 Ted Lee

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Posted May 07 2003 - 08:53 AM

thank goodness we're all "salient" human beings!
 

#15 of 18 RobWil

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Posted May 07 2003 - 09:00 AM

Hey!...speak for yourself. Personally I prefer a low salt diet Posted Image
No...seriously though....I happen to be a white guy so I really don't jump all that well Posted Image
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#16 of 18 Ted Lee

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Posted May 07 2003 - 09:01 AM

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#17 of 18 Mike_J_D

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Posted May 08 2003 - 01:07 AM

My bad, thanks for the correction Wayne. I thought 'omnipotent' was all knowing. Whoops. HAHAHAHAHAHA but at least you guys understood what I was trying to say. And your welcome Rob, just speakin truthfully. Mike D
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#18 of 18 Zac_p

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Posted May 09 2003 - 01:43 AM

well just

thx Posted Image Posted Image :P)

now im gonna make a search


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