Thoughts on adding an amp

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Main, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. Mike Main

    Mike Main Stunt Coordinator

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    Right now I have:

    Onkyo 696

    B&W 7nt

    B&W 1nt

    I went to my local shop and discussed getting a 2 channel amp to improve my music listening. When I listen to cds I usually dont use surround stuff just stereo mode. The guy said "with the Onkyo you are really cheating yourself to buy a separate amp. You could go with a 5 r 6 channel to moderately improve things, but separates would make the most difference."

    Is this true.

    Obviously if I dropped $4k on separates it be great. But would a decent 150 watt stereo amp improve my listening?

    Like a Rotel, Adcom .....

    Thanks Mike
     
  2. Aslam Imran

    Aslam Imran Second Unit

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    Absolutely it will, no matter what the salesman tells you. moreover I have found that most salesmen don't know half of what they are talking about. Seperate amplification almost always will outperform the internal amps of almost any receiver.
     
  3. Michael Lee

    Michael Lee Supporting Actor

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    Adding external amps have definitely improved my system...but you have to consider the cost/performance ratio of this upgrade. I added $4000(MSRP)amps to my system. There was a considerable improvement in my system, no doubt. But you have to weight out whether it was $4000 difference.
    On a side note, I ended up buying another one of these amps for my other system[​IMG].
     

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