Originally Posted by bamboo5354 /forum/post/18238126
Should you just buy the cheapest receiver with pre outs and buy a good quality amp such as the emotive xpa-5 to use with it or does higher quality receiver still gives you better sound even you only using it as pre/pro?
All components intalled in a system have some effect in the overall sound quality. The receiver should not be the cheapest you can find nor should any other component of the system, including cables, energy and acoustic treatments.
The overall quality of your system will be perceived from the balanced choice of components and their interaction.
If you buy a US$50,00 DVD player at a Supermarket and hi-end gear for the rest of the setup you weak link in the chain will obviously be that DVD player which will throw off the overall quality of your system.
The key is balance and careful choice of components with correct implementation within your entertainment evironment.
Hope I could help
All the best,