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Receiver + amp question

Is it better to match a top of the line receiver with a middle of the pack amp or middle of the pack receiver(preouts) with a top of the line amp?
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I would think a higher quality receiver would have more benefit than a more expensive amp, especially if you are interested in Dolby Atmos and DTSX. Those additional height/overhead channels are usually not on the lower priced receivers. Additionally, if you have a 4K display/projector, you are more likely to find compatibility with higher end receivers. A lot of lower end receivers may not pass 4K signals through properly.

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Only pay for what features you need! Thats the best advice when it comes to receivers.
As far as amps....get the best you can afford. A good amp generally does not need to be upgraded.
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I'm leaning more into the better receiver then add a cheap used amp later on.
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Receivers are complicated. Amps are simple. Go for high quality in the receiver. Inexpensive, quality amps are easy to find.
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Receivers are complicated. Amps are simple. Go for high quality in the receiver. Inexpensive, quality amps are easy to find.
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