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Old 07-06-2013, 08:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I am considering adding a power amp to my system. I was looking at the UPA-500 or UPA-700. Just wondering if anyone had a similar set-up, or knew how these amp's power speakers over the 3312. Thanks

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If your purpose is movies, adding extra amp for speakers is wastage of money. Invest in quality subs, run your speakers small, and let the sub do the man's job.

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Agree with that ^.

Movies, music or gaming, it doesn't matter... if your 3312 can cleanly drive your Klipsch set-up to your desired maximum volume levels, a separate power amp will not do anything for you. Unless you actually need the extra power provided by a separate power amp over what your 3312 can cleanly supply, there will be zero noticeable difference. Proper speaker placement and speaker interactions with the room and furnishings will totally swamp any "improvements" in audio quality promised by the purveyors of power amps.

Save your money for things that do make a tangible difference, like a sub upgrade or paying some attention to targeted room treatments. I would also strongly recommend you look into getting surrounds from the same Klipsch line to match your current front stage.
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Thanks for the help. I will spend my 500 dollars on some rb-## for my backs and then save up for the rs-## for my surrounds. Appreciate the help.

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