Originally Posted by tidwelr1
I have a marantz 7010 with my setup and I tried an emotiva amp a while back to see if it made a difference with my studios bc some blowhole in this thread that’s since been kicked out swore up and down it made his studios “sing”. Some people on here probably remember that guy. Anyways, I could hear no discernible difference with the amp. In fact, at louder volumes...it sounded worse to me. It did make a difference in one area and that was noise from the amp as well. It bothered the crap out of me as well so I sent it back for that and also that it made no difference in sound quality. For some people like us, noise from the amp can be maddening and it’s the only thing you can focus on instead of just enjoying the movie or music.
Hmmm..... I think I remember that guy. Da Power........
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