Does this particular specification mean that I need an amp that can output 120W per channel? If I buy the Marantz NR1403 which puts out 50W per channel then what would be the implications of that?
Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.
Dunnersfella: In the world of audio, the answer is almost 'more power'...
But first up, grab a set of demo speakers from your dealer and try them on your receiver to how they sound.
Then you'll know.
But instinct tells me... no. You can do better than an NR1403 for the money.
Dunnersfella: Wow you have a host of choices in front of you then!
Are you looking to build a home theatre system? Or have you got another motive to move towards the audio visual receivers? To hit their price point, AVR's are full of compromises by jamming in all sorts of bits and bobs, whereas 2-channel amps are more likely to focus on sound quality, rather than features.
But again, demo'ing the difference amps should highlight this.
Oh yeah, if you can, make sure you do the demo'ing at home, not at home / in a listening room.