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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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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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