Originally Posted by DyeLooper
I hooked up a seperate Amp for the front speakers. The RXA-2000 before when powering my Goldenear Tritons & Aon3's got pretty warm and sounded good but the receiver definitly was straining. Since hooking up the seperate amp the receiver seems to kick into hyper mode. Yammy just powering the center and surrounds, and with the seperate amp controlling the fronts, WOW!! Metallica Blu-Ray in DTS-HD, Spectacular. New amp is a used Bryston4B ST 300 watts a channel. The Triton two's dont even flinch. Yammy runs a lot cooler now. Any one else out there running a seperate amp and having better results?
I haven't used the internal amps of the RX-A2000 except for when I first got it to test everything out. I've been using my Emotiva UPA- 7 with all 7 channels and it does everything I've asked it to do with grace and authority.
I'm sure for most folks in a small to medium sized listening area, the internal amps will do just fine with 8 ohm rated speakers with normal to higher sensitivity specs, but ever since I experimented with a decent two channel, 100w amp more than 10 years ago with my receiver at the time, a Denon AVR-3803, I've preferred using external amplification whether I'm using a pre/pro (where it obviously is a requirement) or a solid AVR... -TD