Home Theater Amplifiers

While some people mix and match different devices, such as television screens, DVD players, speakers and more to create a home theater system, others prefer to purchase their home theater in a box. In either case, you may find that you desire an amplified and improved sound to your existing system. It is in this scenario that you would purchase a home theater amplifier.

Amplifiers enhance the speakers to give you an even better sound in your home theater system. Some contend that this is unnecessary equipment or that all amplifiers sound the same. This will be up to your ears. Trained ears especially can tell right away the difference among amplifiers — some will sound brighter, others more muffled, etc.

Style, design, connectibility and improvement of certain recording formats are a few of the things to consider when purchasing a home theater amplifier. One person may simply want to have better sound in their living room when they’re watching movies. Others, especially audiophiles, may have higher aspirations for the device. An even different category of people may be digging up old recordings from the tomb to give them new life. No matter who you are, be intelligent about your expectations.

Below are a few of the most popular home theater amplifiers:

The Onkyo’s TX-SR507 is for those who seek a budget friendly audio/video receiver that can connect to and work with a variety of different devices, especially with the latest gadgets out there such as Blu-ray. A universal port allows lots of options, including hooking up an optional dock for your iPod. There are even four game modes: rock, sports, action and role playing.

The Signature MPA 5150 is an affordable option for those who like their music and movies, especially those with trained ears who pay attention to detail. From movie soundtracks to the rustling of leaves, it’s all crisp and it’s all very realistic.

The Comprehensive/Kramer Stereo Power Amplifier is designed for personal enjoyment, presentations and multimedia.

The SSW-L4-EX can expand a two speaker system to an eight speaker system.

The Sony STRDG920 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver creates a riveting high definition experience in full 1080 HD and works well with all of the latest video and audio technologies. This device can decode uncompressed audio as well as a multitude of audio formats. There also is calibration and playback from a variety of devices sich as the iPod, the Walkman, the computer and more, not so mention it picks up satellite radio.

The Denon AVR-3808CI 7.1-Channel Multizone Home Theater Receiver with Networking is an elite device that offers a multitude of connection options, all advanced, and any space can be transformed into an audio powerhouse. This update to the 3,000 line offers a 7.1 channel receiver and is designed to work with future technologies. And if for some reason there’s a problem, there’s consistently firmware to download.

The thing to consider when purchasing an amplifier is that you have to really understand the process and read and understand the manual. You can’t just haphazardly set things up, then when they do not work blame the device. This is especially the case if you think your system isn’t loud enough. Often, something may not be explained well, but a simple call to tech support can clear up a lot of problems. In addition, amplifiers are not meant to act alone, they are meant to boost an existing system. However, if you are going to use it as a standalone device, which you can, you have to make sure everything is connected properly or you will just get bad sound.

This Home Theater Amplifiers Review is Written/Updated on Sep 16th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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