what is the difference between an amp and a reciever

Discussion in 'Amps, Pre-Pros & Receivers' started by MvpBrady, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. MvpBrady Audioholic Intern

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    whats is the difference and why do I need an amp
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    A receiver basically combines a pre-amp and a receiver. An amplifier powers your speakers, a preamp processes audio and video signals and is what you plug all your sources into (blu-ray, Xbox, PS, etc).
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    ok so here is my problem I have a 6 ohm receiver but 4 ohm towers. I have read that it can work fine I just cant blast these for long periods of time my question is what should I do??? what are some good 4 ohm receivers that are comparable to the vsx-53???
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    Look, you've asked this question multiple times in multiple threads, what more are you looking for?

    Add an external amp if you're not satisfied with your receiver. Why do you say you can't "blast it"?

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