Amp/ AVR for RTi10

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  • Hi All,
    I was able to get a NAD T748 and Rotel RC 970 PreAmp/ Receiver (with pre outs)
    Do you guys suggest/ recommend I could use a pre amp - power amp setup for any better sound?

    I now have the following gear,

    - Polk Audio RTi10 floor standers
    - Emotiva UPA 200 Power Amp
    - Rotel RC 970 PreAmp/ Receiver (with pre outs)
    - NAD T748 (with pre outs)
    - Yamaha RXV 667 HT receiver
    - Polk Audio PSW125 Subwoofer
    - Sony/ Pioneer generic CD Player

    What would be the best setup using any of these components?

    Thanks,
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,494
    Use the nad and power the mains with the emotiva using the Nads preouts. Sell the rotel, the Yamaha and the sub, and get a sub from HSU, SVS, or monoprice.
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Thanks for your response rooftop. NAD amps are more powerful than Yamaha. And since you're suggesting taking out the sound from NAD using the pre outs, question: output signal from the pre outs, is it processed or raw unprocessed signal?
    And I will assume the only job of emotiva or any other power amp is just to provide more current so more power to drive the speakers? Is that correct?

    In that scenario - just for my understanding - if I take pre outs from my Yamaha versus my NAD would there be any difference in sound quality?
    Apologies for the noob questions, still learning from the experts
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,494
    snorkel4u wrote: »
    Thanks for your response rooftop. NAD amps are more powerful than Yamaha. And since you're suggesting taking out the sound from NAD using the pre outs, question: output signal from the pre outs, is it processed or raw unprocessed signal?
    And I will assume the only job of emotiva or any other power amp is just to provide more current so more power to drive the speakers? Is that correct?

    In that scenario - just for my understanding - if I take pre outs from my Yamaha versus my NAD would there be any difference in sound quality?
    Apologies for the noob questions, still learning from the experts

    The sound is processed and then sent to the amplifier to…amplify the speakers 😂. Sorry to be a smartass. The processor makes a difference - that nad will sound better than the Yamaha. But try them and see! If you can’t tell a difference then sell the Nad and have more money for the sub!
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer