Originally Posted by popalock
Originally Posted by Rhetor
Don't know the need for all of the external amp chatter. Easy to take care of . . . Borrow a friend's external amp and try it with you AVR.
Myself, have a Denon 4311 and 11 Heritage speakers in the HT (along with an amazing sub). Hooked up an external amp to the fronts and BAM! From 9 to 11 channels and more headroom and clarity . . . Unbelievable difference for me. Am not going back.
Tried several vintage amps I had lying around as an external on the 4311.. Finally got around to an Adcom GFA 555 I got on the cheap. Works perfectly for my external amp on the avr enabling an 11 channel setup.Just borrow a friend's external amp and audition in your own setup to see if it will make a difference before buying one.
+1. That's exactly what happened in my circumstance.
What is this amazing sub that you speak of?
Thanks, Papalock, for confirming there is another crazy guy out there with a an all Heritage HT! I started with a nice 7.1 Reference 82 matched system. Loved it for four years. Then I heard my first pair of Vintage La Scalas and it was on! Sold the RF setup to a guy who loved it too.
For the sub, I went with the little known Martin along an Depth i -- it is three 8" powered and balanced woofers in one round box and simply is amazing. I am now quietly looking for a Martin Logan Descent i to add . . . It is 3x10 woofers. But for now, the one sub is shaking the house and you do not even know it is in the room! Amazing sub technology.
And I also use it for 2.1 vinyl music on the Scott 299D tube amp (an integrated with a center channel) and K-horns in the same HT. I constantly hear from my wife, "can you please turn that down, the dogs on the front porch are bouncing around like popcorn and not own purpose!
Thanks for asking.