amp, why?

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

  1. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    well, what's your current ht receiver?

    why do you think you need "an amp"?
     
  3. Ronneil Camara

    Ronneil Camara Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I currently have yamaha rxv-1400.

    Thanks guys.
     
  4. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 1998
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
     
  5. Allen Marshall

    Allen Marshall Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
     

Share This Page