Total noob here when it comes to "separate" amps, never owned any, never hooked any up, never really seen any in person either, so forgive all my ignorance and questions when I post here.
Starting to read all the banter back and forth here and on Facebook groups about the use of separate amps vs. stand alone AVRs etc, wondering what is on the other side of where I live (just an AVR).
I understand the Halo A31 and A21 would push sound for a 5.1 surround system, but I don't understand how they work in conjunction with the system as a whole, does it connect to the AVR? What other equipment is needed if I were to want to add these to my current system of just a single AVR etc? I don't really know if I need more "power" with what I have or if I'd tell a difference (though most of you would disagree) and I probably would hear a difference. I'm just kind of needing an introduction into this world and hope you all don't mind explaining it all to me?
The only reason I used the A31 and A21 was because I saw someone's photo of a system they built for a client of theirs, I asked what those were and why he had to use two etc...he felt it was best practice to use those two vs. the A51. I understand in bigger systems that these amps can play a vital role with sound all over the place. I just have a humble 5.1 system, its in a dedicated room upstairs, but its not treated for sound or designed for a HT, its just a bonus room the builder built and he did prewire in wall and in ceiling cables for speakers and the TV wall mount area has cables as well. So it was meant to be a media room of sorts.
So I'm just investigating on where I can spend more money, lol, and if adding these amps to my system will be worth it for me. I should probably go some place local and listen to a system that has some amps hooked up and hear that system and try to compare to one that doesn't.
Where are you all gaining benefit from these? Probably the dumbest question, but tell me why you have them etc.
Stupid questions like these I'm hoping you'll tolerate and enlighten me with your knowledge and experience.
Last edited by ChrisMc73; 06-17-2015 at 08:29 AM.