Originally Posted by psgcdn
Hiss has made me remove two amps from my chain.
Which brand of amps did you remove from your chain?
Originally Posted by Fastslappy
the hiss is what the difference in prices that pro vs home audio amps are at . You pay more for home audio amps to have a lower noise floor (Lack of hiss,lowest signal to noise ratio) . If you want a low cost power amp & can deal with hiss then a pro amp is for you , If not then stay with home audio amps
So Crown is "pro" - more noob questions - which categories are Rotel, Macintosh, Emotiva and Parasound - home or pro? Is there such thing as 'hybrid,' one that falls in between pro and home? Klipsch CS & Yamaha CS & Mike @ AVS (the lovely folks who host this forum) were helpful re: amps. Klipsch CS was very candid about amps, I found their feedback interesting, and they were not 'selling' me on their brand of course. I think I know which brand I'd like to try.
Dad is coming by tomorrow to help prep for arrival of my 7's. Last fall I grabbed the 1st StandOut Designs 62" Haven cabinet (cherry) ever produced, with the center channel shelf made to hold an RC-64 - but I never put on the 64 tilt rod, so we'll do that. We'll swap in my new AVR, run all my new speaker wire & banana plugs (AVR end only). I'm going to change which shelves hold which components, so (future) amp is adjacent to new AVR. The Haven has vented shelving, built-in thermostat controlled cooling fans. maybe it doesn't matter, but my thought = heat rises. So I'll put AVR to the bottom shelf, and leave room for amp on middle shelf, above it. Thoughts?
My 7's are on 2nd to last leg of the journey....I am so.... amped.
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