To this point, folks don't seem to have gotten this point yet as they seem to be living with the bias' of the 80s and the 90s. There's Home Theater and there's music. When the action sequence ramps up, if the Amp is not up to the task, you can hear the life being "SUCKED" out of the speakers as the subwoofers "LEAVE" the speakers behind. You bet amplification makes a difference.
Maybe sound quality wise the amplifier doesn't make a difference........when not being stressed. But the ability of the amplifier, to handle the load, if watching action based, Home Theater sequences, makes a "WORLD" of difference when listening close to reference.
We just upgraded our AVR to a flagship AVR and "Holy $h#&" Batman, at reference level, kr@p, you bet it makes....."ALL" the difference in the world.
(and if we're agreeing, we're agreeing)
Edited by BeeMan458 - 1/14/14 at 11:10am