Wanting more power

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by AVTrey, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. AVTrey

    AVTrey New User

    Aug 27, 2013
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    Hello, new to the forum and looking for an answer.

    I have a Yamaha HTR-5540 with a couple of big speaker bought at a garage sale. (No model numbers on them, just says Pro Audio on the front and are equipped with a 15" sub woofer each.) I know the speakers can handle more and i'm looking for a solution without spending more than a couple hundred dollars. What are your suggestions?
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    Type A HW Reviewer
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    Welcome to the forum Trey :)

    It looks like your AVR has a stereo pre out labeled "AV output" but I would verify if its a fixed line level output or variable line level output (ie controlled by the volume control of the AVR) before pulling the trigger on an external amp.

    If it is variable output I highly recommend an Emotiva amp. Great return policy so if it doesnt make the difference you were hoping you can send it back no questions asked. I owned their previous generation UPA-2 amp and it was a solid little amp, I would look at their current generation UPA-200...


    BTW the resale value on their amps is awesome. If you ever need to get it sold after the return window has expired you can easily sell it for almost what you spent on it.

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