AVS Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Originally I was running the Pioneer Elite SC27 connected to B&W 805 front speakers and center channel that are about 4-5 years old and some 8ohm compatible paradigm rear surround speakers..


I was recently given a couple 2 channel Sonance Sonamp 260's and a single channel Marantz amp that are all about 15 years old. My question is would the external amps do a better job at powering my speakers than the receiver alone? It would be nice to know before I go through and re-wire everything


SC27 amplifier specs say:

140W per channel @ 8ohms


Sonamp 260 specs:

60 watts per channel @ 8ohms


Thanks ahead of time!



EDIT: Out of boredom I rewired and hooked up the amps.. Testing on a movie seems like I have to turn up the volume level higher to get the same loudness as before but it sounds super clean, from voices to music and gunshots etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,073 Posts
I think the Pioneer would do better on its own.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
That's what the spec numbers say but is it really that easy??

I would prefer not to have to make room for 50lbs of amplifiers in my hardware stack if its not going improve..
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top