Sony STR-DA7100 ES + Amp ?????

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  1. SherardP

    SherardP Stunt Coordinator

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    I just purchased the sony 7100es AVR, I want to now put an amp on it, Im new to the external amp deal, so my question is, how do I install this amp on this receiver. The speakers I want it to push are the Polk RTi12s, Polk Audio FXi5 surrounds and the CSi5 Center. Please advise, I want to get one amp that can handle this workload and spend less than 1k. I just want a little more punch, nothing too over powering. Thanks guys
     
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    170w isn't enough? How big is your room?
     
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    The 7100 has digital amps. Using an external amp bypasses most of the reason to get the 7100 over it's cheaper cousins.
     
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    You need to connect the amp to the "pre-out" connections on the receiver, if you have them, if not, can't be done.

    I have an STR-DA777ES with an Aragon 8008X5 (5X 200 W @ 8 ohms, 5X 400 W @ 4 ohms). Made a world of improvement over the receiver amps, but much more expensive than 1K. If you are looking for a 2 channel amp, I recommend any Aragon 4000 or 8000 series amps, 8000 preferred. They can be had on ebay and audiogon.com around your budgeted price.

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