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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nathan Cook, Apr 30, 2002.
im dazed and confused
I've always assumed that's just the way things are, but now that I think about it, isn't a preamp/processor essentially an extremely high-end receiver without the amp? And isn't a high quality amp the most important or costly aspect of a receiver?
Anyways, I'd like to know the reason as well.
They don't cost more than receivers, in the sense that there are pre/pros that cost less than some receivers.
On AVERAGE they do, of course, but this is because there are many very low priced, mediocre receivers for the mass market, and there are no pre/pros for the mass market.
Also, at the very high end, there are no receivers, because the market at that level wants separates.
so let me get this straight..pre/pros are marketed towards a small group of people. and recievers to the mass. so what about the actuall circuitry of a particular company say dennon. is the circuitry higher quality in their middle of the line pre/pro vs middle of the line reciever. im mean dont they use the same processing chips.
I'm going to move this to the Receiver/Separates area where it will get more interest.
here's a link for a little more insight:
Even if you assume similar parts, it will cost more per unit to manufacture 1000 units vs. 100,000.
aside from the marketing and the speculation has anyone actually opened a reciever and opened a pre/pro of the same brand and compared the two. or even listened to both side by side (using reciever as a pre/pro)? is any one affiliated with an audio company and have inside info?