Do most use a preamp before their power amp? Is it something only preferred but not necessary on the front end of a power amp?
After a post on this forum I'm finding that a Power amp would be best for driving some recently acquired two 4 ohm SDA-1 speakers and I'm still trying to wrap my head around all this stuff. I have a Dynaco SCA-80Q amp that I would like to use but I think if I turn it up too loud it may have to work too hard to drive these speakers. I'm wondering if the Dynaco can be used as a preamp?
Ultimately I'd like to assemble a stereo system using my usual Tuner/receiver, CD Player, Turntable, etc. for my small music listening room (no surround sound or anything).