Pre-amp output signal booster?

Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
The biggest difference adding an amp did for me is I can run my receiver in eco mode now without restricting power to my speakers. It went from running on the hot side to just warm. Hopefully that means I'll get some more mileage out of it. I've had it 4 or 5 years now and it still works like it did new.
 
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McChris

Enthusiast
Hey sweet (lovinthehd)! Thats what I ended up doing today, using another AVR.

Before I found the Marantz, I picked up a Denon AVR1712 from Goodwill auctions for cheap. I got to thinking, a little more "umpf" is nice, and that thing has an amp... hooked it up to the Marantz and put it in "pure direct" mode for my Fronts, with a little extra volume of course.

I dunno what the issue was exactly with the Crown, but this gets way louder than it ever did. I can adjust the Marantz's dB's per channel and maybe get the same results, but doing it this way won't stress my system out when I get in one of those "Lamb of God" moods.

DIY subs? Is this a thing, building your own speakers?
My neighbors are going to hate me.
 
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McChris

Enthusiast
The biggest difference adding an amp did for me is I can run my receiver in eco mode now without restricting power to my speakers. It went from running on the hot side to just warm. Hopefully that means I'll get some more mileage out of it. I've had it 4 or 5 years now and it still works like it did new.
Nice. Yeah with the additional AVR , mine seem to stay cooler as well. I haven't stuffed them in their shelves yet, but I'm worried the lack of clearance is going to trap a lot of heat. Should probably look into getting a small fan or something. I think the Marantz has a 12v output for triggering something on. I wonder if one of those somethings could be a fan?
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
Hey sweet (lovinthehd)! Thats what I ended up doing today, using another AVR.

Before I found the Marantz, I picked up a Denon AVR1712 from Goodwill auctions for cheap. I got to thinking, a little more "umpf" is nice, and that thing has an amp... hooked it up to the Marantz and put it in "pure direct" mode for my Fronts, with a little extra volume of course.

I dunno what the issue was exactly with the Crown, but this gets way louder than it ever did. I can adjust the Marantz's dB's per channel and maybe get the same results, but doing it this way won't stress my system out when I get in one of those "Lamb of God" moods.

DIY subs? Is this a thing, building your own speakers?
My neighbors are going to hate me.
Hard to know, but probably gain differences related.

Of course DIY is a thing....we don't have a huge or particularly active DIY subforum, but take a look around https://forums.audioholics.com/forums/audio/diy-corner-tips-techniques.22/
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Warlord
Ever go to Beast Buy to look at receivers? The card on the shelf shows the power output by adding all channels, so what may be only 85W/channel with 7 channels, it would show close to 600W. Completely misleading and it needs to stop.

When I worked in car audio, we used to call wildly overstated power output 'Sony Watts', 'JBF' or 'WLS'. 'JBF' stands for 'Just Before Fire' and 'WLS' stands for 'When Lightning Strikes'.
Yes exactly. I HATE that shitt!!!
Love car audio specs too. My friend owns two car audio shops here. In central MN. Seen lots of wacky stuff.
 
highfigh

highfigh

Audioholic Slumlord
Hey sweet (lovinthehd)! Thats what I ended up doing today, using another AVR.

Before I found the Marantz, I picked up a Denon AVR1712 from Goodwill auctions for cheap. I got to thinking, a little more "umpf" is nice, and that thing has an amp... hooked it up to the Marantz and put it in "pure direct" mode for my Fronts, with a little extra volume of course.

I dunno what the issue was exactly with the Crown, but this gets way louder than it ever did. I can adjust the Marantz's dB's per channel and maybe get the same results, but doing it this way won't stress my system out when I get in one of those "Lamb of God" moods.

DIY subs? Is this a thing, building your own speakers?
My neighbors are going to hate me.
The Crown is rated at 31dB of gain- that should be enough, as long as it receives the correct input voltage. If not, it won't be louder than the Marantz.
 
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