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  1. Elinor

    Is my best upgrade a new receiver?

    Yes, I think "out of luck" would pretty much cover it. Any chance you'd want a new receiver with more juice? Really, 45w to tower mains sounds a little bit anemic. I mean, more power isn't just about making louder volume, it's about making cleaner more detailed sound at any volume level....
  2. Elinor

    Is my best upgrade a new receiver?

    >"Would an amp or new receiver just increase volume level, or would I notice an all-around improvement in sound quality?" In most cases a separate amp is going to provide better sound quality (ok, don't tell me about $3000 receivers vs. $200 amps). Amps generally feature more robust designs...
  3. Elinor

    Is my best upgrade a new receiver?

    If the current receiver has pre-outs, I'd go for a 3-channel amp for F L+C+R. Few people who have made the jump to separate amps have failed to notice a dramatic difference.
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