Receiver or Amp.... whats best for 5.1 surround??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by samjenkins, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. samjenkins

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    Receiver or Amp.... whats best for 5.1 surround??
     
  2. mjn

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    which is better my red car or your white car?

    doesn't make a difference
     
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    so why do receivers seem much cheaper than amps?
     
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    AV Recievers are just AV Amps with a radio tuner added.

    Often the AV Recievers are lower end products where as at the very high end, users don't want the radio so Denon / Pioneer / Marantz / etc make Amplifiers at this price point.

    So basically is you've buying lower end you'll get a Reciever ... buy higher end and you're more likely to get an Amp.

    I guess Yamaha are a little different in this respect as they make (or certainly used to make) most of their AV Amp/Recievers in two versions ... one with a tuner (the Reciever) and one without (the Amp).


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