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Help Please - Looking to buy an amplifier or other audio enhancement

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Herschel Frierson, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Herschel Frierson

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    Hello,

    I have an Onkyo TX-NR636. I am looking for suggestions on adding an amplifier to increase was audio quality. I just bought a second subwoofer(Klipsch R-10SW - Yet to be installed)

    I have Dolby Set-up, below is a list of my current equipment:

    2 Episode ES-500-Point-6 Ceiling Speakers,
    3 Episode ES-700-IWLCR-5 In-Wall Dual woofer Speakers,
    Episode ES-Sub-12-300 Subwoofer
    2 Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 Speakers
    Projector: Epson 5040UB
    Rack – Watt Box WB-400-8
    ButtKickers
    Ipad Mini
    PS4
    Xbox One
    Apple TV
    DirecTV
    Fire Stick
    Phillips Hue Lights
    Ray Super Remote
    Philips BDP7501
    Seats: Bolt XS 400

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  2. Jason Charlton

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    You cannot add external amplification using that model Onkyo receiver.

    Adding an external amplifier to an AVR requires pre-outs for each channel that you wish to amplify with the additional hardware. That model Onkyo does not have pre-outs for anything other than the subwoofer channel (this is standard for most AVRs, since subwoofers generally are powered and thus have their own built-in amplifier).

    Pre-outs for all channels of audio is a feature that is generally only offered on high-end models of AVR.

    That being said, while I am not familiar with those model speakers, in-wall speakers are rarely able to offer the performance and clarity of standalone speakers, and I can't really say how much of an improvement in sound quality you're likely to realize with the addition of a bit more power. Even with standalone speakers, adding more power is not often the solution to a system that does not meet your standards of audio quality.
     
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    Seems to me that the only logical way to get "better sound" is to replace either your receiver, or your speakers, or both. Making it "louder" won't help anything.
     

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