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Chip amp with sub out or budget AVR?

JWAmerica

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I'm looking to replace a vintage HK 930 twin power amplifier with something that has a sub out. Currently using my PC soundcard center/sub out port for the subwoofer and I'd like like to reclaim that port for center channel use. Having difficulty finding a reasonably powerful stereo amp with a sub out that is adjustable (or has any specs for the crossover at all). Am I better off with a budget Yamaha receiver or is there something from Aiyima/SMSL/etc that would be viable? The only thing thing I can find is the Aiyima A3001.
 
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JWAmerica

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I have an FX Audio TDA7498E amp powering the subs currently. It could be used to power the mains if necessary.
 

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IMHO an inexpensive AVR is probably the way to go... I would prefer a better-quality used one if you don't need much in terms of the latest and greatest features, just make sure it's decently reliable (a lot of them from the late 2000s/early 2010s are afflicted by prematurely aging DSP chips, for example, in which case you're pretty much SOL). You might even go with a real oldie from the early 2000s with a 5.1 input, then you could continue using bass management on the PC.
 
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