Originally Posted by Zen Traveler
I have no doubt your Home Theater sounds GREAT! My point about your Yamaha RXV-1900 not being rated to drive 4 Ohms speakers IS
about that first watt and the quality of power afterward.
My only comment about how many WPC the Heritage speakers need is if they are indeed 8 Ohms and a sensitivity over 100 dBs (which I believe) purchasing an external amp over a better quality AVR is definitely debatable...The best argument I've seen for external amps is that you could always upgrade the processor to better quality (and the amps will last a lifetime) but truthfully what you can find on an upper end AVR is closer than it was 10 years ago and at a better price point..
I have two complete different systems hooked up to my Cornwalls. . Zen you are not posting anything I don't already know Bro.
AVR's with Class D amps. TOTL AVR are Much better in design and parts etc OR go separates as amps do tend to have a longer "user life" vs pre/pro that always change in/out ports or now 3D etc
I miss the tones of Dad's Klipschorns and Fisher tube set up he had when I was kid in the early 60's and on. But.. I don't miss all the tube failures etc They(Khorns and tube amp) are not practical in my small room and with sooo many Grand Kids, that would play "Rocket Man" with glowing tube in hand
no place to hide a another amp. Son In Law is going to custom make a cabinet to set my 55" on and extra room for more then average storage of components. Work in progress now that I moved into this room. My "Bucket List" at 63 is remodel my attached two car garage into a HT/Stereo room for me. Locks on doors.