Curious: Beefy Receiver for HT3s?

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fredgarvin

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Re: Curious: Beefy Receiver for HT3s?
« Reply #20 on: 3 May 2018, 05:16 pm »
Seedy marketing from Marantz.  IMHO it's 140wpc for 2 channels. I wonder what the power output is when driving 5 or 7 channels.

From their datasheet:

8ohm, 1%, 1ch Drive 205 W
8ohm, 0.7%, 2ch Drive 175 W
8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08%, 2ch Drive 140 W

This type of stat cheating seems to becoming the norm for the big brand receivers. You have to make some effort to find out what's really there. I can't think of any one box that's going to work well with the HT3's.

I wonder of autoformers, like Speltz, might be the ticket?

mcgsxr

Re: Curious: Beefy Receiver for HT3s?
« Reply #21 on: 3 May 2018, 07:25 pm »
I just don't think there is improving on using a receiver as your pre, and continuing to use an outboard amp.

I have done this for years, and will keep doing it.  When the HDMI board pops, or some "gotta have it" new format comes out I buy an affordable receiver with pre outs and keep my amps.

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Re: Curious: Beefy Receiver for HT3s?
« Reply #22 on: 3 May 2018, 07:34 pm »
Maybe the answer is class D like Marantz PM-10 with 2+2 Hypex NC500 modules inside.


The heatsinks are too small to support so many powerful class AB modules and there is no forced ventilation, ergo...