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New AV Amp or Power Amp Addon ?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by Buckster, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. Buckster

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    I'm looking for some advice from this forum please:

    I currently have a Yamaha A5 amp connected to a Pioneer 656a and a Sony CD player - for movies I am more than happy but for stereo performance it is very lacking. The sound the Yamaha amp produces in stereo mode is very slow and quite muddled - especially for classical musical, my two options for upgrade are as follows:

    (1) New AV Amp - something like Marantz 5300
    (2) Keep current amp - use pre-outs to either a separate integrated or power amp.

    As I'm pleased with the movie performance of the A5 I'm very tempted with the 2nd option. Anyone know whether the pre-amp stage of the Yamaha is good enough to make a decent power amp worth adding ?

    Thanks for any assistance, Mark.
     

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