Will it improve?

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  1. Ryan Cruz

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    If I upgrade my receiver from 70 WPC to 125 WPC, will I also hear an improvement with the bass of my subwoofer?
     
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    Answering this question would be kinda like judging the performance of two cars by comparing their weight. My 65wpc Harman Kardon receiver is definitely more powerful than my 110 wpc Kenwood.
     
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    Ok. what if let's say it's the same brand, from a Denon 1602 to a 3802? Which receviers are known to have better bass output?
     
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    Given a choice I would say the more watts the merrier but if you're looking to improve sound quality you'd probably get more bang for your buck by upgrading speakers. A more powerful receiver will likley have minimal effect on providing more bass at equivilant volume levels.
     
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    I have a Velodyne CHT-120, but don't have the need for it anymore since I bought full-range Mission 705a's. Each tower has two 8" woofers and go as low as the Velodyne can. The speakers are bi-wired. With two pairs going to the L/R outs and a sub coax cable for the woofers. Each tower also has its own amp.

    I only have the Denon 1602 now, that's why I'm looking at an upgrade. With speakers of this kind, they definitely need more power.
     
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    The Misssion 705A has powered bass built in. Mid range and treble don't tax an amplifier very much. So your 1602 should be quite adequate.

    Artie
     
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    Yup thats right. I was just wondering though if the increase in wattage would help.

    anyway thanks!
     

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