Outboard amp for Yamaha HTR-5790

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Eddie Horton, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Eddie Horton

    Eddie Horton Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently purchased a Yamaha HTR-5790 and am very pleased with it. I will soon purchase a 7.1 set of Axiom speakers with M22ti for mains, VP150 for center, and QS8's for surrounds. Would anyone recommend getting an outboard amp or amps to push these speakers, or will the Yamaha handle these well? I don't watch movies at reference level, more like -10 to -15 dB, and the Axioms are effecient speakers. Will I notice a difference, or is an amp completely unnecessary? I just don't ever want to clip the Yamaha and damage a nice set of speakers.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

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    Eddie,

    Some points:

    1) Extra "headroom" from a separate amp is not a bad thing to have. As you've eluded to, more clean power will keep your speakers from crashing and burning.

    2) Some people have indicated that using a separate amp has made their sound better. This could be quite subjective.

    In any regard, ensure the amp that you purchase can be returned in the event you spend $1,500 and realize you are getting no benefit from it.
     

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