Receivers vs Amplifiers! Everything you need to know!

Receivers vs Amplifiers! Everything you need to know!

I hope this video helps you understand what the difference is between amplifiers and receivers!

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50 Comments

  1. Anthony Jenson on August 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    This is so helpful, thanks a lot just what I wanted to know in such a short time..

  2. mydogskips2 on August 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Just for the newbies who may not know, while the video says that ALL speakers need an amplifier to work, which is correct, ACTIVE SPEAKERS have the amplifier built into the speaker itself and thus do not require an external amplifier.

  3. John Clyne on August 12, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Your amplifier you refer to is actually what was once known as a integrated amplifier. Amplifier with preamplifier. I prefer separates which you didn’t touch on. I know you were trying to keep it simple. Which is great for someone just starting out. Why separates? I have 2 different pairs of speakers. One set are rated at 4 ohm impedance. They require more power just to “turn on”. They need a minimum of 25 watts of high current to come alive. The other pair are older & they have a 6 ohm impedance. To drive both of different loads would be very hard for one amplifier without going into why? It’s simpler & easier to have 2 amplifiers to drive separate loads through one preamplifier.

  4. Andrei Cornel Socareva on August 12, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I have a question, i have 2 loudspeakers Magnat soundforce 2300, 2×300 rms, and I found kenwood kr-v9090, is this compatible with my loudspeakers ? Thank you.

  5. Jason Lackey on August 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    What about running the receiver thru an amplifier

  6. most prevalent on August 12, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Very informative and none of the useless info. Helped alot.

  7. Novie Basite on August 12, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Could help me how to connect this denon avr sir please

  8. You Know Who on August 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Really enjoying the vids. Quick question – I have 2 x stereo tower speakers (no sub / central speakers) If you buy a 5.1 receiver will the towers process all of the sound? or do you need the 5 speaker setup?? Thanks

  9. Maria Kaye D on August 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Can also connect a simple karaoke player? Thanks

  10. William Gilpin on August 12, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I didn’t even watch the video and I can tell you there is no comparison between the two. One amplifies and one is for the people who want one peice stereo….. and that’s all folks.

  11. keith sanville on August 12, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    yes was good video!

  12. Robert Winfrey on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    That really just broke it down for me thank you . I am looking at doing an outdoor speaker system. I think I may go with the tic brand to keep costs down . 4 of the 8 inch with satilite speakers is the thought. I do outdoor movies with a cheap projector thee kids love it . I am currently thinking Pyle to keep cost down any model you can recommend thanks

  13. Ambitious on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    wonderful mate

  14. Les Grossman on August 12, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I have a stereo receiver has 5.1 channels featured in it. Almost bought an AVM for no reason, unless there’s another advantage

  15. Jacob Bockover on August 12, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Im having a hard time finding new stereo receivers. Plenty of micro amps. I really don’t like the 5.1 systems for music n my house its small

  16. Nicolas Zarate on August 12, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I have install 18 JBL SP6CII 2-way, Round 6.5" In-Ceiling Speaker with Swivel Mount Tweeter what kind of receiver or amp you will recommend me ?

  17. sjt66 on August 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    There’s a correction to be made, most Stereo preamplifiers and receivers have HDMI optical and other digital inputs now.

  18. Alex Taylor on August 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Good vid!

  19. Tom Densford on August 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    These are some important things you left out of the beginning …
    Firstly, Stereo means 2 channels. That does not include multichannel signals. The distinction is important.
    Secondly, an amplifier, regardless of the gain knob, requires an input of at least 1V, hence the necessity of a preamp. [This needs to be clarified at the beginning] You can’t just plug any audio source into an amp and expect it to play with any meaningful loudness. Preamps take various sources (CDs, DVDs, PCs, etc) and with proper volume control, boost their signals to the proper amplitude for the amplifier(s). Depending on whether you want Stereo or some surround format you can either buy an amp(s) and a separate Preamp or buy a "Receiver", audio or audio/visual, which includes a plethora of inputs and the volume control, and the amp(s) (depending on the surround format)…Once the distinctions are established you can move to the various configurations.

  20. Dwayne Harris on August 12, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    So I know that I need a A/V receiver but what if I want to also use a record player?

  21. steve austin on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    For the same price an integrated will give you more power and better sound. Avr are typically lo fi. Best sound is typically with seperates.

  22. kornboy22 on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Good video. That collar of your shirt up on one side bugs me though hah

  23. Aaron Fahy on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Excellent video thank you

  24. Luis Salgado on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Hi. I live in a condo and I can play loud music. I got a great audio Technica headphones so I can play my music as loud I can. My question is what’s the best amplifier or receiver to connect to my headphones?
    I would like to have it with a control remote. Thanks

  25. BENSON OMUSONGA on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Are is devices still in market where can I purchase the old beautiful model

  26. David Roberts on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Why show an integrated Amp if you’re saying Amplifiers don’t have volume controls.

  27. Bill S on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    can you use an amp with an a/v receiver?? together??

  28. ed dalton on August 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Wouldn’t an av receiver without a built in tuner be considered an integrated amplifier ?

  29. Kevin Archer on August 12, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    What if you have 2 powered woofers and 4 e15 cerwin Vega. If you attach the 4 e15 to amp what would you do with the 2 powered woofers?

  30. Nikola Milosevic on August 12, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Sorry dude but you are wrong, like 99% amplifiers have input selectors, bass, treble, balance etc, and ofc like every single one has volume controle. Rest of info is ok. Main difference is that amplifiers doesnt have 5.1 or 7.1 support. They can have 2.1 x2 max.

  31. mahin nahian on August 12, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Informative.
    What is the issue with decoder?
    If i want to make a 5.1 speaker system, but, have only laptop, do i need a sound card + av receiver or just the av receiver will do the work and no need of sound card?

  32. desu hunachew on August 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for briefing .I am a little bit confusing to buy av receiver or preamp proceesrs. My setup 7.2.6 speakers configuration.I have 2 amplifire monolitch 7x200w and onkyo 9x150w To get a better sound av receiver or preamp processes like maranz 8805 what is your advice .

  33. OlympusHeavyCavalry on August 12, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I am wondering, if a person is building a Component Stereo System would it be in the persons best interests to have both an AVR and SR so the person can be run one Amp over the other when it’s needed? Cheers 🙂

  34. Brujo Hernandez on August 12, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    If you want the absolute best 2.1 music system. A good amplifier with a good dac is the way to go.
    If you want the absolute best home theater system than a receiver is the best way to goo

  35. Kelster Von Shredster on August 12, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Great video and helpful for nubes such as myself. Constructive criticism…go a little mellower on the lighting as it makes your skin look a tad too white…cheers!

  36. Frank Morales on August 12, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Question I purchased 2 bose 901s they came with Bose equalizer.
    After video I know stereo receiver is best for.me.
    I dont need lots power.
    I’ve seen 2 channel receivers from like Sony. Anything special I should consider?

  37. John Malone on August 12, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Thank U. U Answered my question about having a AMP and a receiver together

  38. GQ Sardine on August 12, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Excellent, thank you ,p.s. live my caimbridge ,adcoms ,and sansui,s

  39. Lacy Furmage on August 12, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    ?? How would it work and sound if you took a good 12" home speaker and cut it in 1/2 removing the tweeter and mid range stuff and just left the big speaker end of it, then covered the "CUT" end area back over and hooked an amp to it??

  40. rajiv nayak on August 12, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    The best explanation on anything home theatre-related!

  41. Doug FA on August 12, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Do I need an amplifier in addition to my a/v receiver? My brother gave me an Onkyo A/V surround receiver (TX- NR676) and a floor standing speaker, and I went and picked up another floor standing speaker to match it for my front stereo channel… I still need to get a center, two rears and a subwoofer (this stuff costs a bunch LOL so I am doing it one at a time). Anyhow I wasn’t sure if I’d need more than that to power all those speakers. I am new to this stuff.

  42. Garden Medic on August 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    volume vs amplification

  43. shemaya fernando on August 12, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Is the receiver has the class A, AB and class D like intigrated amplifiers? If yes what class does ‘Bose lifestyle sound touch’ got?
    Please explain ….Thanks !

  44. A C on August 12, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Thank-you. 👍🏻

  45. Dennis McKeown on August 12, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I love my Bryston 4b amp.

  46. AnDiHaZeKaYe on August 12, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I own a marantz bronze edition, Denon, rotel and a technics quartz A in just amps.

    And for avs I’ve 2 denon 1 onkyo and a yamaha.

    Yes its over kill but all my amps.are 25 years old+ and nothing comes close to the quality.

    I used to love stack systems but a decent set of speakers an amp and just quality aux cable can destroy any stacker. Sometimes less is a whole lot more well in my opinion anyways. Great video pal hopefully it helps those noob audiophiles in the right direction =)

  47. Da Royal General on August 12, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    *muck thanks & much respext.*

  48. Chris Adianto on August 12, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    An excellent summary. One question plz: is the audio amplification on the Stereo Amp typically better than same on AVR ? If I have a SACD, can I achieve the same audio amplification on my AVR compared to doing same on a Stereo Amp ?

  49. Rick Smith on August 12, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t get a bare bones AV receiver. Spend at least $500 and get an AV receiver with pre outs so you can run an amp with your AV receiver. Best of both worlds.

  50. The Luv Lounge Radio Show, hosted by DJ One Luv on August 12, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks a lot. This really helped me understand the difference between amps and receivers, as well as stereo & AV receivers.

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