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#392352 - 04/23/13 07:17 PM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Originally Posted By: troyd
Is this not true ? I am looking at the Anthem MRX500 upgrade amd was going to get one of these amps to run the front three and let the Anthem take care of the rears.


Was there supposed to be a link to an external amp somewhere in there? The MRX is an avr like your PIO, so not much difference, you would need an external 3ch. amp to do as you are suggesting.


This is exactly what I was thinking of doing.
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#392353 - 04/23/13 07:23 PM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: JohnK]
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Very good, Troy; the MRX500 should serve you well.

Using the "more gas in the tank" attempted analogy though, indicates that you may not be grasping the concept. A car doesn't run any better with ten gallons in the tank than with one. If the tank was completely empty, then there's a difference. If the amplifier in the receiver can supply enough voltage for the needed volume, there's no benefit in buying another unit with a higher voltage supply which would just sit there partly unused.


Ok a little off on that analogy. How about My Hyundai Sonata is a great car. I can drive from Bridgewater to Halifax easily everyday. However, I like to go a little bit faster and some of the hills are quite steep, so my car stuggles. It keeps the speed up buy sputters and I don't quite have the spped at 70 mph only 50 mph and I want to go 70 mph.

Then one day, I am passing a sports car and I am at 70 mph, however as I top a crest a car is coming in the other lane towards me. I have to floor it to get by and out of the way, but hey my car dies at 80 mph and sputters and well we know the result. Either I crash or let my foot off and put the breaks on and pull back in behind the car I was passing. wink
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#392354 - 04/23/13 07:28 PM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: TroyD]
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Yeh, I was thinking of one of the three amps. Use my MRX as a pre pro. The MRX has enough for the surrounds, but I want to use one of the three amps and connect the front L/C/R speakers to this.
Just thought it would be more clear, more juice not alot but enough to get me that I won't be clipping the MRX. my MRX goes from -75 to +15db. I am about +5db on the dial. I am thinking if I had a 300w per channel amp hooked up to the MRX I may have to turn the dial now to about say -20db on the dial.
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#392356 - 04/23/13 10:04 PM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: TroyD]
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Troy, irrelevant analogies to cars aren't helpful and just confuse the issue when audio technology is being discussed. The setting on the volume control(85% or whatever)isn't directly measuring the amount of power which is being used and wouldn't necessarily change one bit when an amplifier with a higher max was substituted. The actual use at a given instant at that setting might be close to zero(if the program material is quiet at that point)or might be 100% if an unusually high peak was occurring. It isn't something which should be a matter of concern.
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#392360 - 04/24/13 06:40 AM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: TroyD]
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the "more gas in the tank" isn't a good analogy; a much better one would be a "more powerful engine" so that passing another car does not take 5 minutes but is easily done. the spare power is there for purposes like this.
this is still not a very good analogy though.

what one really needs is enough amp power for any occasion that might present itself: sound pressure level peaks in music or movies.
not enough power for one's needs means the peaks will be clipped, distorted.
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#392361 - 04/24/13 07:28 AM Re: ADA1000 3ch vs XPA-3 vs three Outlaw M2200 [Re: TroyD]
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