Originally Posted by markmon1
Not buying this. If the marantz receiver was able to get just as loud and not be too bright while being fed the same power, then it's not an issue with the input power. Which, btw, has to be very crappy not to handle say 30 watts of power - which is very likely all that's needed to make most speakers scream. People will say just about anything to deny that the Emotiva stuff is bright / ear piercing / harsh sounding. You get what you pay for.
I'll start by saying that I'm an advocate of clean power for all pieces of equipment in a system not just for Emotiva. And I have absolutely no experience with Emo gen 3 amplifiers.
I do have and own multiple Emo gen 1 &2 amplifiers and have no issues with the bright sound others are experiencing....after giving them good clean and steady supply of current to draw from.
Keep in mind that after running the Marantz that the addition of the Emo amplifier current draw along with the Marantz put even more stress on the circuit...
Looking at the equipment you have in your sig I would hope you would have dedicated lines run to your equipment..?
I would also hope you know the gauge of wire that was pulled for these dedicated lines...?
I run Simaudio Moon amplifiers a Titan 7 and 5 with huge power supplies that draw huge current. Let me tell you ....it makes a difference what you have coming out of the wall.
Now back to Emotiva... Paul McGowan owner and founder of PS audio, a guy that builds "arguably" some of the best amplifiers on the planet uses Emo amps in his own personal theater... can't be all bad..
My apologies to the OP... this has gone way of topic..
Yes I would add an external amplifier, at least 3 channels for the front.