Wy add a seperate amp to a receiver

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  1. Robert_Dufresne

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    I want to buy a new receiver and i am looking at the
    Denon 3802. A lot of people here talk about using
    the receiver as a preamp/pro and adding a seperate
    power amp.
    I thought that the 110 wats/ch provided by the receiver
    would be more than enough to power my studio 20's.
    Am I missing something ??
    Thanks in advance
    Robert[​IMG]
     
  2. Jason Wilcox

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    A separate amp can not only add more power. But, it can sound much cleaner too. The denons amp should be powerful enough for your speakers, but using a good separate amp may give you better sound.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Jason
    Robert[​IMG]
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    think of it this way.

    with a "dedicated" external amp, all that thing is going to do is amplify your sound. there's no other "junk" in the box to get in the way.

    or...

    take a look at the amp inside the receiver. pretty small right? compare that to the big "box" with it's own dedicated stuff; take a look at the capacitors, the power supply, the heat-sinks, etc. they're all bigger and "beefier" in the external amp!
     
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    doh! thanks for the catch robert! [​IMG] i hate it when it shrinks...
     

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