Originally Posted by Mupi
I guess it is the quality of the amp that enables to reproduce the sound
better. I could buy a 100 wpc amp or 2ch receiver from CC or Radioshack for $200.
That is not going to reproduce the sound better than a 70 wpc Rotel RB-1050
or the 60 wpc RA-1062 (2ch int. amp)
Even if an amp does 100% reproduction how can it sound better than the
AVR as the sound that is being reproduced is basically coming from the
analog outputs of the AVR.
If all an amp is doing is take the analog outputs of the AVR (i.e pre-outs) and amplify it more and sending it to the speakers, how can the speaker sound any better? The speaker should have the same sound quality if it were hooked to the AVR as it is getting basically the same sound that is sent to the amp. Like I said only difference is that the AVR plays at lower volume levels. Only when I play the AVR at very high volumes I will start noticing some distortion. But if I am not cranking up beyond 70db I am no where near the limits of the AVR. Also my speakers are 8ohm with a sensitivity of over 90.
I just dont see any reason why a amp should make it sound better if I am using the same AVR as a pre-pro. Even if I had a power hungry speaker, I should not see any change in sound quality at low volumes.
Anyway... I am not convinced that spending some $699 on a 75lb monster is going to improve the sound quality of my Klipsch R81 speakers or any other speakers that I can easily drive with my 663.
Good luck to the OP