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From what I have been reading, having a T-Amp alone would be better than having a stereo receiver (audio quality wise.) If this is incorrect, someone please inform me. Thanks.
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I've heard the opposite. On headfi and avsforum there are complaints about the t-amps in terms of noise levels compared to an a/b amplifier.
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I've heard the opposite. On headfi and avsforum there are complaints about the t-amps in terms of noise levels compared to an a/b amplifier.

Based on that assumption, do you think I should stick with the Sherwood receiver?

EDIT: Does it matter that the receiver doesn't have a sub-woofer (pre?)output? Would this Sherwood receiver be a better choice?

EDIT 2: Scratch that. That particular receiver is a using 6 ohms impedance....well did some reading and I think I can safely run a 8 ohm speaker on a 6 ohm receiver. It's the other way around that is dangerous. Correct me if I am wrong.
Edited by tal67 - 4/26/12 at 7:27pm
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Based on that assumption, do you think I should stick with the Sherwood receiver?
EDIT: Does it matter that the receiver doesn't have a sub-woofer (pre?)output? Would this Sherwood receiver be a better choice?
EDIT 2: Scratch that. That particular receiver is a using 6 ohms impedance....well did some reading and I think I can safely run a 8 ohm speaker on a 6 ohm receiver. It's the other way around that is dangerous. Correct me if I am wrong.

It doesn't matter, Just don't severely overpower your speakers or severely under power them either. Wattage changes base on ohms. ohms is resistance so 50w at 6 ohm will be lower wattage output for a 8 ohm speaker. more like 40w or something like that.
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Another option is to get a tube amp...An example would be something like the Maverick A1.
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Another option is to get a tube amp...An example would be something like the Maverick A1.
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It doesn't matter, Just don't severely overpower your speakers or severely under power them either. Wattage changes base on ohms. ohms is resistance so 50w at 6 ohm will be lower wattage output for a 8 ohm speaker. more like 40w or something like that.

I see. Thanks a lot for the input guys.
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50W at 6 ohm vs 40 W at 8 ohm are not comparable.

6 ohm requires 33% more amperes for equal wattage at 8 ohms.

50W @ 6 ohms / 40W @ 8 ohms x (1.33) = 1.67

So 50 watts at 6 ohms is nearly 70% a heavier load on an amplifier than 40 watts at 8 ohms.
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