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receiver + 2channel amp

Dreborn

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hi! building a 5.2 setup around the Revel's F328be's

LR: F328be
Center: 426be
Rears: 126be
subs: 2x JBL e110's

Electronics: so this is where i need some guidance. I am planning on getting a Marantz Cinema 30 receiver and then a separate 2 channel amp to run the 2 front channels

Amp: is the McIntosh MC462 overkill? Was debating on MC152 but if I am really going for it....why not go for it? Does the Marantz Cinema 30 work with the MC462?

new world for me running a receiver with a separate 2 channel amp so love any guidance or recs.

thanks!

 
hi just bumping if anyone has a thought....

any reality in marantz "hurting" the chain by being the source to the McIntosh?

i am a gamer so having latest hdmi (4k/120, etc) audio/video formats are important to me. i would rather change my reciever/processor every 2-3 years than my amp
 
Howdy @Dreborn. I have looked over some of the specs for both the Marantz and the McIntosh. What are you going to use this gear for. Music, movies etc?
 
@Dreborn the amp is oversized for the load and you would be much better served by getting much better speakers rather than spending all that cash on the McIntosh.
 
@Dreborn the amp is oversized for the load and you would be much better served by getting much better speakers rather than spending all that cash on the McIntosh.
appreciate your feedback! would you even get a MC152 (baby McIntosh) or just run everything through the Cinema 30 until I upgrade speakers...
 
Howdy @Dreborn. I have looked over some of the specs for both the Marantz and the McIntosh. What are you going to use this gear for. Music, movies etc?
and sorry 90% movies/tv and 10% 2 channel music

kalediscope for movies
Apple TV for really everything else
 
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