Ok, i was sitting here thinking about something, early in the morn.. damm its cold here for florida 38o at 7am, No i was thinking of my onkyo amp i have, and why i had it. Well i had everything wired through the receiver and sounded fine, I ran across a deal on this amp locally and had wanted this amp since it came out and i seen it new about 6-7 years ago. Big meters and large size really had me going first time i seen it at Circuit city in 95 or so, so i said i want this when i found it. Not for the sound becuase back then i didn't know much about particular sound per say like i do now. So now i'm wondering does it make that big a deal? and 2, do i need it knowing my receiver puts out 100 wpc as it is running rti70's speakers.. The amp is 165 wpc, or should i sell it to buy something else i want/need more for the setup?? This is my question to everyone?? why use a power amp? and do i need it? sound wise, its to hard to listen as is and then hook up the speaks to the receiver as i have all hard wire no pins or connecters to swap amps real fast. so maybe today i will rehook it up to the receiver and see what i hear.
what should i listen for??? to decide if i need it or not. Listen to 1 cd both ways at same volume and with no sub turned on?? are these idea;s on what to do when determing what sounds best. after all its a older amp, and although it works great.. you have to push that darn power button everytime you wanna listen to the radio or dvd's/cd's..... i know big deal and i like it i do, I just want some idea's, no lots of idea's on what you think? what you would do if you had a amp like this, or hooked up the way i do. any and all reasonable idea's welcome. Thanks in advance