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Best option for a little more power?
#434454 11/26/19 04:24 AM
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Hey all...I'm a novice in this game and have a question. My setup is a Denon x2300 receiver..a Paradigm cc570...EP500 sub..M80 mains...and Q8s. Would my best option for a little more power be to upgrade my receiver to one that has pre=amp inputs and then get a amplifier..or just jump up a few grades and get a better more powerful receiver? was thinking of just getting a x3500 and then pairing it with an outlaw 5 channel amp..Or if i went to a x4500h...would that be enough? any ideas or thoughts? Looking for the most cost effective way to do this...Thanks!

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Eric45 #434455 11/26/19 04:31 AM
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What changed that makes you believe you need more power?


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Eric45 #434458 11/26/19 08:09 AM
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Receiver amp sections are notoriously lacking in dynamic headroom so I would suggest going up in receiver models until you get to one with pre-outs. Then you could use your receiver to power the surrounds and get a 3-channel amp for your fronts. We have a 3-channel version of our ADA1000

https://www.axiomaudio.com/1000-amplifier


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Mojo #434459 11/26/19 11:12 AM
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My family room where my system is is pretty big..approximately 25x15 open floor plan which includes my kitchen. I don't think I need a lot more ummpphhh, but I do feel I need a bit more than what I have to fill the space.

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Eric45 #434465 11/26/19 03:25 PM
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Are you missing the umph in music, movies or both?


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Eric45 #434477 11/26/19 10:16 PM
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With a room so large, An ADA would be a great advantage over most any A.V.R. alone.

Supposedly the THX rating is for rooms over 2000 Feet. Having that on my last receiver. There was no comparison to my ADA 1250x3 or the Power Amp. I was using previous.

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Eric ... Accessories 4 less has the Marantz 5013 receiver on sale for $500. It has full pre outs. Add a 3 channel Ada-1000 and you will have a killer system.

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I am still at a loss to understand why Eric believes he needs more power. I'm not saying he may not. I am just trying to understand what he feels he is lacking. Is it mid-bass punch, low frequency effects or loudness in general. What has changed in his environment or perception that is leading him to believe he needs more power?


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Mojo ... you of all people should not use the word "need" when it comes to audio.

The man wants more. WANTS. laugh

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Hee hee...indeed...I am ready for active LFR II. laugh


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