I'm obviously no AVR expert so I'd appreciate it if ya' take it easy on me here.
My setup is 7 Fluance XL speakers (towers plus surrounds) and 2 Yamaha powered 10" subs. Previous AVR was a Yamaha RX-A820 but the power xformer started buzzing at 3 years so Newegg refunded. I waited until sales season and just found Yamaha RX-V779 at 300 off so I ordered one.
With the 820, sound was very good - but sounded strained or maybe not quite as clean as it should be at higher output. Could be the budget speakers, but it's been reported that this lower level of Yamahas is a bit limited, too.
So I see the GTD Audio Q3000 2 channel power amp in Amazon and ebay for 110 shipped. Yeah, I know. I figured for supposedly 200 watts RMS for a 2 channel amp at that price, it is probably junk.
But Amazon & ebay feedback and a relative few Google hits indicates that may not be the case. I thought I might try it.
Questions: Has anyone tried these amps hooked up to preamp out on a late model lower line AVR similar to the 779?
Next, if I decide to chance this admittedly risky experiment, can anyone tell me what adapters or patch cables I would need? I can figure that out if needed but to put it another way: Which inputs would I use on this amp? Balanced, unbalanced, imbalanced, psychopathic
it's all greek to me.
I know they look like mic and what I consider older inputs but quite a few people claim to be using them to good effect with later model home stereos.
My plan is to use it for the 4 ohm mains speakers and use the Yamaha's onboard amp for the surround speakers. Is that at all likely to work with the YPAO or just drive it barking mad?
Here is a link to the product in Amazon.
I found and downloaded the owner's manual for the amp but it is of no help with the above questions.