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post #1 of 3 Old 09-25-2012, 08:39 AM - Thread Starter
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I know one difference is av receivers have a tuner for radio but what makes a power amp different?
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An AV Receiver is a one box solution that performs many functions. It has a tuner, AV Processor, Audio decoders, DAC's , a pre-amp section and finally a power amp section. All these functions can be purchased separatey in different components or on one chassis - an AV receiver! A power amp simply amplifiers the signal - it cannot even control it. Therefore most power amps without a pre-amp or processor (to decode an control) are useless.

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asere -- you might want to read through the AVR FAQ stickied at the top of this forum: http://www.avsforum.com/t/968859/avr-faq

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