Is heavier always better?

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  1. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    In the A/V receiver market, is a heavy receiver always better? The Onkyo 696 weighs 2 lbs more than the Denon 2802, could this be a problem, or is it something to small to worry about?
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Kyle,
    In gear other than receivers light weight is often taken as an indication of inferior build quality, rightly or wrongly, and it's importance may often be overemphasized.
    In a reciever, the heavy parts are the amplifiers so it would be logical to infer that a 40 lb receiver would probably have better amps than a 20 lb receiver. That being said I don't think a difference of only 2 lbs is at all significant.
     
  3. Ken Situ

    Ken Situ Stunt Coordinator

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    In a receiver or amplifier, most weight will attribute to transformers and heatsinks besides chasis. Better transformers and/or more heatsinking will at least lead to longer life if not better sound quality.
     

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