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#401793 - 03/09/14 04:49 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Alright, some in favour, some against. Are there any m22 owners out there that have used an external amp?

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#401797 - 03/09/14 05:43 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Some light reading here so you can form your own opinion.
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#401825 - 03/10/14 09:51 AM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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I could give you my opinion on the technical side but truly, my advice is,do what makes you happy.

You can analyse this and come to a logical conclusion one way or the other but sometimes satisfaction is not always about logical.
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#401831 - 03/10/14 12:26 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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you can have all the power you want with those speakers, as long as you use common sense with the vol. control.

if at some point you hear some distortion, slowly turn down the vol. until it has disappeared. if the distortion remains, then it probably comes from the source signal.

i have over 5000 watts of amplification on my system, but i use my good judgment and sense; no danger then.

in order to hear sound at its best, one must be sure that fast instantaneous peaks will not be clipped. those peaks are often about 10 db higher than the average level, but they can go up to 20 or so dB higher. that's when *power* is used and useful.

not clipping peaks gives a sense of "live performance" in playback, if the source is of good quality.
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#401832 - 03/10/14 12:55 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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I guess we will see how the tax man treats me this year. It's on my short list, but the money might be better spent on finishing the room.

Thanks for the feedback.

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#401834 - 03/10/14 03:30 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I guess we will see how the tax man treats me this year. It's on my short list, but the money might be better spent on finishing the room.

Thanks for the feedback.


Just an fyi , all of us here expect you to be irresponsible and impulsive and throw caution to the wind when asking a question such as this. grin I can spend someone else's money like crazy.
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#401835 - 03/10/14 04:49 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Tough one. Your amp is not your bottleneck here.... major sonic upgrades will need some investment in getting your room layout and speaker placement better, ie. getting the mains off of the wall and spaced better. The stair wall is creating a bad acoustic reflection that is no doubt coloring the sound and narrowing your soundstage. Investment probably not worth it with your current room config. smile

But, if you are into buying an external power amp, check it's input sensitivity rating. This is the amount of voltage required to drive the amplifier to max output. Your preamp outputs are maxed at 1V according to the manual. If you buy an external amp with input sensitivity greater than 1V (to reach max output) you will never use all the power you just purchased. You will never drive the input signal on the amp side to 100%. smile

For examples only, you will never drive this amp much past half of its rated output spec, even with your receiver set to full volume as a preamp.

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpr5

This would be a better choice:

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/upa500

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#401839 - 03/10/14 10:37 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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The ada is 1.2 volts to full power so it will come close. It is true that the preamp in a receiver is designed to work in harmony with the built in amps and often do not provide as much voltage on the preouts as one would like but amp manufacturers do compensate for this to some extent. I missed where the model of his receiver was mentioned. The xpr5 requires more input voltage than the xpa5 , I think anyone buying a xpr5 has a proper full fledge pre/pro .

MY Bad it is a Yamaha rx a2010 I forgot.
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#401843 - 03/10/14 11:20 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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My apologies to hellcomute, I was speed reading again. I blame all the cold meds cool
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#401845 - 03/10/14 11:29 PM Re: ADA-1000 for M22 on-wall 5.1 setup? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Whu happen? No need for apologies! smile

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