Adding Power Amp to Sony STRDN1080

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  1. ineedtechno

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    OK so my plan is to buy one of these Sony's and then later on buy a high quality power amp perhaps an Arcam or something.

    What it want to check is whether I would have spare preouts? as I will be using the sub one for well my sub...

    Will this work?
     
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    The Sony does not have the pre outs to add the extra amplification.

    You you need something like denon x3400
     
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    The receiver only includes pre outs for 2 subs and for left and right second audio zone channels. You'd need an AV receiver with left and right pre outs for the main left and right channels if wanting to add a power amp for use in conjunction with the main left and right speakers.
     
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    I have just brought a second hand DN1050 and have the same problem.... can't run the speakers I want (well) so I am thinking I am going to have to upgrade. I fancy an Arcam AVR450 (second hand). How would the Denon x3400 stack up against that?
     
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    I think on a practical level you have to weigh up Arcams somewhat dodgy reliability against a fully warranted new Denon. Sound wise there is only one winner, the Arcam.
     
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    opps sorry that should have been can't run the speakers I want.....

    Is arcam really dodgey reliability wise? not really read that anywhere yet? I have a Delta 90 amp and it has been solid for years.... will need to take alook into that......

    but thanks for the reply.
     
  7. ineedtechno

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    Yeah thought so, I'm so glad it occurred to me before buying the Sony.

    An A450 would be nice, but it's really hard to find one at the right price.

    Looks likely I'll go for the denon
     
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    And thanks!
     
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    There's also the Marantz SR5012 which although it doesn't include pre outs for all channels, does include thenm for thefront stereo pair. This model equates to the DEnon AVRX2400 with the inclusion of HDAM circuitry and marantz tuning. May are of the opinion that the Marantz models peform better with musical sources when compared to comparable Denon models. This is dspite both being made by the same manufacturer, using the same components and architecture. The down side associated with the SR5012 compared to the AVRX3400 will be the lesser XT variant of Audyssey's room EQ correction you get. The AVRX3400 is eqipped with the better XT32 version of Audyssey. You'd need the SR6012 if wanting XT32 onboard a Marantz model.
     
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    Sorry I worded that badly. Arcam has had reliabilty issues, as indeed has almost all manufacturers. You simply don't know the history of a used machine and is it worth the risk when a new unit comes with a full warranty especially if adding an external amp for music.
     
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    ah @gibbsy fair point. Need to take that into account.....
     

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