I probably should start another thread for this question but I don't want to appear to be a "Thread Hog"
I noticed one of the posters ordered an Emotiva XPA-5 5 channel amp to drive his speakers because his Yamaha couldn't drive them properly. What are everyone's thoughts on that? I see my 3808 has pre-outs so it could work as a preamp to the amp for some channels.
Is the sound really that much better having an amp to take care of the power to the speakers since it is designed to do that as opposed to letting the 3808 drive all channels? Also I don't see any volume control on the front of the amp. How does that work? Does it work from the receiver/preamp?
Also if you are driving your main speakers with the amp and some others with your receiver does everything stay in sync or would one just drive all 5 channels from the amp?