Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 amp vs. Yamaha v1500

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  1. syeo

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    Would Harman Kardon's Signature 2.1 amp (100x5) be an improvement over Yamaha RX-V1500's internal amp (120x7) for front and side surround channels?

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  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    If the amps in the 1500 are the same as those in the 1400 (which were tested at a meager 35 wpc w/ all channels driven by Sound and Vision) then I would expect the Signature 2.1 to be a solid step up from the 1500's internal amps. The 1500 should, however, be a great processor and while the internal amps may not be the strongest they have/are serving many well.
     
  3. syeo

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    Whoa, 35wpc! I do know that they improved the amp in 1500 (went from 110x7 to 120x7), but I guess based on the S&V test I shouldn't expect more than 50wpc or so.

    And yes I do plan on using the 1500 as the pre/pro.

    Thanks!
     

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