Here is my system that I have as of right now.
A/V Receiver - Denon AVR 4311ci
L/R - Ascend Sierra-1 NrT
Center - Ascend Sierra-1 NrT
Surrounds - Ascend HTM-200
Sub - Rythmik F12
Note .... apologies if I offend anyone with my title of the post. Just wanted to have a grabber.
I'll start by saying that I am happy with the sound I have right now.
I also have a 4 month old and these days ... I am not playing anything loud like I used to. I keep it below -16db (sad face)
Anyway ... for a long time I've been hearing how great it is to add a dedicated amp for even the front (L,R,C) speakers. All great stuff about Emotiva XPA-3, etc... So for someone in my situation with 50% regular TV watching, 30% Movies and 20% Music .... do I really need an AMP??? What sound improvement will I notice?
If you think that an amp is a good investment ... isn't it a great idea to go buy a 3-6 year old amp off of Ebay that costs 50% less these days as most of amps do the same thing?
any feedback is appreciated.
Sharp LC-80LE650U 80-inch, Denon AVR 4311ci, Ascend Sierra-1 NrT, Ascend HTM-200 (surrounds), Rythmik F12, WD TV Live Media Player, Samsung BD ES6000, Denon DVD-2910 & Sony BDP-S370 SACD/DVDa, Monster HTS 5100 MKI, Monster Z2 Biwire, Logitech Harmony One, Sennheiser HD600, Schiit Modi/Vali