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Need amp to power atmos speakers

zodiac711 4,464 1,749 April 25, 2016 at 11:19 AM
I have an Onkyo TX-RZ900 receiver, which can power 7 channels, but allows for hooking up a seperate power amp to run 2 channels (with caveat that it can only process 7 channels, so the extra 2 channels will be "ghost" channels).

No worries.

I just purchased the Pioneer Atmos add-on speakers for $100, and need an amp to power them. With limited atmos content, I'm looking to spend as little as possible (definitely no more than $100), but still have something that's OK.

I don't know if those inexpensive Class T amps would provide enough power or not (not to mention that I don't know anything about their levels of distortion). Or, I see there's a Pyle PAMP 100 on Amazon for $90... but the reviews are a bit lacking.as a power amp... and that's definitely an option, and while price for a old stereo receiver can be had for cheap, seems like way more than what I'm needing... (not to mention I am also a bit limited on space in my entertainment console for something that large...)


Thoughts?

Thanks in advance

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What output on that receiver would go to the surround speakers? If you can do it, I would just get powered speakers and forget about another amp.

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-1...e+speakers
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