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    Posted: December 06 2018 at 00:02
All I want from an amp is clean power that doesn't color the sound in any way. I have never heard a big difference between two quality amplifiers. Maybe there is some magic difference that I just cannot hear, but next to the massive variation between speakers, variation between amps seems negligible to me.

I'm excluding cheap, underpowered or flawed amps here. I am mostly talking about several hundred dollar quality receivers vs several thousand dollar dedicated amps.

Am I missing something? We're any non-believers converted by some magical experience that they can share with me?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2018 at 10:04
We talking hifi amp or musical instrument here ? 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2018 at 13:56
Since you mention receivers I assume you are talking about audio amps.......Several hundred dollar quality receivers vs several thousand dollar amps is not a fair comparison. The amp section in a receiver is very much cheap and underpowered....trying to drive a set of quality speakers with a receivers amp will only get you a lot of distortion.
Also the transformer (PSU) unit of the receiver is probably of low quality and build design compared to a dedicated amp, again probably not a very fair comparison.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2018 at 14:12
Originally posted by Divinejames Divinejames wrote:

the massive variation between speakers


There you are, this is where you should spend your time/money !

(and don't make your final decision before you actually hear them in its final placement at your home)

Then you can buy an affordable/beautiful amp (hundreds $, not thousands) that has enough juice to drive the LS you just chose.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2018 at 23:18
Hello?   You have a habit of asking questions then not acknowledging responses.

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."   -- John F. Kennedy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2018 at 14:49
are we using a 2 channel loud speaker set up, a home theater with receiver capabilities or dedicated headphone amplifiers to pair with high quality headphones. ? 
Gimmie my headphones now!!! 🎧🤣
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