View Full Version : Just a fleeting thought......
16-05-2003, 09:55 AM
If I were to get a cheap s/h processor, could I connect it to my Yamaha amp to use the power from the amp and the processing from the err... processor?
16-05-2003, 10:20 AM
Yes, if your Yamaha has 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 ext.in.
What model is it?
Most amps has at least 5.1 inputs.
16-05-2003, 10:22 AM
It is an RXV730rds and yep it has 5.1 input. :D~:-D~:grin:
E-bay, here I come......
16-05-2003, 10:23 AM
Could you please explain this to me? Why do you need a processor if you already have an Amp? :censored:
16-05-2003, 10:24 AM
just a thought! I thought it may give better decoding.....
16-05-2003, 10:34 AM
Why do Amp's not give good enough decoding? Should I buy a processor or would you only notice a difference with high end kit?
16-05-2003, 10:43 AM
I'm not shure that I would upgrade the prossesor part first.
After what I've read around these forums over the last years I got the impression that adding a poweramp is a better upgrade.
But thats just my impression. I guess it all depends on alot of other factors like speakers, what amp you alrady got, etc.
What prossesor are you looking at?
16-05-2003, 11:05 AM
Just an idea I was toying with guys!
I guess it's not really worth it unless I were to get a decent decoder. but for that price, I could get a new / better amp!
16-05-2003, 11:21 AM
my take on this, not as expert but as ex-newbie who has been asking/listening of/to more experienced folk.
Theory/practice says its best to separate elements in the chain as separate components. Hence, in HiFi, integrated CD/amp is less good than 'CDplayer + amp' is less good than 'CDtransport+DAC+pre/power amp', etc/
Same theory/practice applies to AV. Hence DVDplayer + DAC (ie the processor) + amps for each channel.
Most of us (inc me) begin with AV integtated amp/receiver, that mixes the decoding and the amplification in one box. If we accept the theory that it is better to have 'best of component breed, in connecting boxes', then the problem we have is 'what upgrade path'?
We could sell up what we have (in my case a Denon AVR2802) and buy a set of 'AVprocessor + power amps', at a much higher price tag (to make 'orrible pun).
The alternative, given absence of 2K to 3K to spend in one throw, is to upgrade on one side or the other. And here I suffer the same problem.
I have been advised to 'write down a plan' and try to stick to it. Sounddog (& GaryG) were both helpful and insistent on this - and of course have done the Rotel plan.
So, to re-state Shodan, should he
a) go for the proceessor + channel amps is a one
b) improve the processor side first
c) add channel amps first
ps and then there is the add stereoamps first for music argument
16-05-2003, 11:33 AM
Thanks for your post Ditton. although to be sure, I'm not certain if you are making a suggestion or asking questions!!! Probably just my dehydrated, over tired, hungover brain not making too much sense!!!
16-05-2003, 11:38 AM
... sharing the question asking really.
For my part, I regard the addition of a stereo amp (my AudioLab8000S) as serving two purposes along the upgrade path: better stereo music + one pair of the power amps that I will need.
Meanwhile I am staying happy (honest) with my AVR2802 until either I know which route to take or a gift horse of a bargain wanders into my life.
ps and now off to lunch, and rehydration ...
16-05-2003, 11:40 AM
Yes, never look a gift horse in the mantle piece when stoking the fire....
16-05-2003, 04:51 PM
Which processor are you thinking of?
I upgraded from an SR5200 to a Tag Av32 and used the Marrantz's amps until I could afford the Rotel Amp.
To be honest, both the processor and the amp make a big difference. You get to have lots of new buttons to press if you get the processor first whereas an amp jst sits there and does it's thing.
The processor will help you to scratch the upgrade itch a bit more than the amp I suppose.
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