Originally Posted by alex cheng
Is it a sin to run CM8/CM9 speakers from a HT receiver?
Speaking to a dealer they are recommending that the CM8/CM9 speakers be run from a dedicated Stereo amplifier to get the best out of them for music.
The dealer is the very last person you should take any advice from.
They will also tell you to spend $1,000 on a pair of speaker cables, $500 on a power cord, and another $500 on a power conditioner. Or more.
You will always hear different things from people. Those you claim amps and stereo preamps have night-and-day significant differences in SQ say so because they believe it and have absolutely no proof whatsoever except their own words.
Those who claim that differences in amps SQ are insignificant have a lot more proofs from double-blinded studies.
The biggest difference in amps is the voltage gain. A higher gain means higher volume. Lower gain means lower volume. A difference of only 1dB in volume will favor the louder amp. Somehow the louder amp has wider and deeper soundstage, clearer midrange, sweeter treble, and tighter & faster bass.
Those with more expensive amps and gears will say their components sound much better. If Yamaha, Pioneer, Marantz, etc, cost twice as much as MAC, Bryston, Classe, Parasound, etc, people would say Yamaha, Pioneer, & Marantz sounded better.
So of course, a $30K Krell sounds much better than a $20K Mark Levinson, which of course sounds better than a $10K MAC, which of course sounds better than a $7K Lexicon, which of course sounds better than a $5K Parasound, which of course sounds better than an $800 Emotiva, which sounds better than a $300 Crown, etc.
Why? Because people like my millionaire cousin own the more expensive gears and if you disagree, then that's fine and you should save your money and be happy with what you have.
One of these days my cousin will probably upgrade to $60K amps & maybe he'll sell me his $30K Krell for some dirt cheap price. Then I'll be able to say those things to you biotches. Edited by AcuDefTechGuy - 2/4/13 at 6:09am