Originally Posted by djsoular@hotmail
What's the point of adding an amp if you already have a receiver with a built in amp? In pro audio, the idea is the less components the better so you won't get as much 'noise'. Am I missing something here?
Yes you are missing something ,modern AVR's don't have the robust amp sections that older AVR's had . The new feature rich AVR's only have a certain amount room in the box by design , add more PCB's & the less room there is for the robust amps that were in the less feature rich older style AVR's .
The Emotiva amps have a very low noise floor, lower than a stock AVR amp section has . Add in the more watts in the Emo's per channel , the ability to run @ lower levels means lower noise floor as well . Then also Add in the added headroom factor & then added amps make a lot of sense .