Will adding a separate AMP add reserve power for my Receiver

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  1. Dave Whipps

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    I have a Denon 4802 that I'm very happy with. I have been thinking about using the 4802 as my pre-processor and adding a new separate 5/7 channel AMP (like the new Outlaw models.)The Denon spec sheet mentions that the 4802 has "7 Channels equal power amplifier section." If I use the amp to power just the front and center speakers, does this provide more/additional/reserve power for the remaining side and rear surround channels? or is ther a separate "independent" power supply in the 4802 for each channel?
     
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    Dave, your power reserves will go up as there is only one power supply. I think the manual says its 170 watts @ 8 ohms in stereo mode.
     
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    Dave-

    I would highly recommend this move! I did the exact same thing you are thinking of....twice! I added 300Wx5 Amps to my Denon 4802's and I couldn't be happier with the sound quality. It just gets better and better.

    Good luck.
     

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