hi - i just found out not long about about emotiva -
its a bit late for me since i got a AVR already - but have been reading up on there amps and sound great -
does anyone own the new Extreme models ? 2 , 3 or 5 channel amps -
i am thinking about a future upgrade - adding a amp to my AVR and using it for the fronts - from reading the specs between the 2, 3 and 5 channel models - the only thing i really notice is that the 2 channel model has a higher - Secondary capacitance: 120,000uF compared to 60,000uF on the 3 and 5 channel models -
would anyone know if that would make a huge difference - - power wise the 3 channel gives out the same watts if using 2 channel for music as the 2 channel model - but i can use the 3 channel for the Center when watching movies - i am concerned a little about the Center -
lets say i add the 2 channel model to my AVR - then when watching movies - i am worried that the Center may not blend in with the fronts if i use them with the emotiva amp - and the center would be powered by the AVR which is the 7002 marantz -
i like to get the best for music - 2 channel - but dont want to feel cheated when watching movies either -
if i were to get the 3 channel version - would the rear surrounds still keep up also ? or would the 5 channel be better off - - i noticed it gives out 275 watts with 2 channels - and 200 with all 5 - but i also noticed it has
Secondary capacitance: 60,000uF -- which is half the size of the 2 channel model -- but price is very close -
does anyone know how big a difference that secondary capacitance is in real world listening ?
i dont want to make the wrong choice - and i dont have room for two amps etc. - not if they are 70 pounds each - my glass stand would crack - it can hold 90 pounds i think so one amp will work - but not two - i am not looking to purchase now - but like to learn more about them and emotiva - if i found emotiva before i got my AVR - i may have went with emotiva - since i do like power and separates - but also emotiva didnt have the processor at the time with the latest etc. - anyway - i didnt find them till after so dosnt matter now -
one more question - about the 5 channel model - would i be able to connect 4 channels together to make 2 channels and use that for the fronts and the 5th channel for the Center ? leave the rears with the AVR ?
any input and information would be helpful