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Focal Chora 826/External Amp

billygwh3

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My front left/right speakers in my 5.2.2 configuration are Focal Chora 826's:

Specs:
frequency response: 48-28,000 Hz (±3dB)
nominal impedance: 8 ohms
sensitivity: 91 dB
recommended amplifier power: 40-250 watts


I am currently powering them with a Denon X3700H

Specs:
105 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven

Would I likely gain any benefit adding an external amp to the Denon? Thanks
 

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It's hard to see where you'd get much of an improvement. Those don't look like terribly demanding speakers.

Are you noticing an issue, or just wondering in general?
 
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billygwh3

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Thanks!

Just wondering in general. Purchased an Eversolo A8 recently and also contemplating routing it through the potential external amplifier to avoid any processing from the AVR. From what I understand the avr dac is involved unless in "direct" or "pure direct" mode. Have read that the dac is really good in the A8. I am just starting to dive into home audio and have a lot to learn!
 
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