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amp, why?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ronneil Camara, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys,

    I don't have any budget at all right now to buy an amp. But I've been asking myself everytime if there is a need for an amp? Do I really need an amp for my home theater? I've got a 25x19 room, paradigm atoms for mains(will soon become swan 2.1), 20-39PCi subwoofer and planning to have C3 swan centers. I am very happy with the quality. Oh, I have a surround speakers but I don't know what brand it is.

    Let me know guys if amp is really important.

    Thanks.

    Neil
     
  2. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    well, what's your current ht receiver?

    why do you think you need "an amp"?
     
  3. Jack Gilvey

    Jack Gilvey Producer

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    You will definitely need an amplifier to hear your speakers.
     
  4. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently have yamaha rxv-1400.

    Thanks guys.
     
  5. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    The Yamaha RXV-1400 (this is a receiver, right?) contains amplifiers. You must have amplifiers to drive your speakers. You can buy them as part of a receiver, or you can get them separately. But you gotta have 'em.
     
  6. Allen Marshall

    Allen Marshall Supporting Actor

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    do your fronts go loud enough and do you like the sound of your speakers on that reciever? If so there's your answer. 110 watt reciever into 89db room sensitive speakers should go plenny loud and they are bookshelves, so...no, you dont NEED an external amp.
     

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