Adding Amp to Home Theater

MrGrim999

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Hey guys! I was interested in adding a 2nd amp to my home theater to give my fronts more headroom.

Here's what I have now:

Marantz SR5010
Bowers 683 S2's (front towers)
Bowers HTM61 S2 (center)
Bowers 686 S2's (rear surrounds)
SVS Prime Elevations (2 on tops of side walls)
SVS PB-1000 (2)

I was planning on just getting a 2 ch just for the fronts but maybe its worth it to throw the center speaker on there too? I was considering either the Emotiva BasX 5175 or the Outlaw Monoblock 2200's. As far as budget, I was trying to stay under $1000 but if its really worth it I'll go a little over.

 

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With a pair of SVS subs, you should be able to run your front's as "small" speakers. By stripping the lower frequencies, you reduce the current load on the amp. I would be surprised if you are being limited by the amp if you do this.
 
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I agree that unless you are in a larger room you aren't really running out of power.
If you got an amp that had a more refined sound that would be worth it though.
I would suggest you also consider the Parasound amps. I think they will offer better sound quality than either of those but have not heard them in comparison.
 
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