Power amp for the newbie

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    john 33aa

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    hi all, I have a denon avr 3500 h receiver and have been considering adding in a nad c268 power amp to it. without knowing not much about power amps can I hook this up 2 ways? 1 being straight into the avr or 2 running the front [elac uni bookshelfs] into the amp for cleaner power to the fronts and then go to the avr. thanks so much after I am getting back into audio after 20 some years
     
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    The power amp would come AFTER the Denon. So, you would use the Denon as a pre-amp, firing into the NAD as a stereo amp. But, why would you want to do this? The Denon is 9.2 whereas the NAD is just a stereo (2-channel) amp for hi-fi play-back. The Denon you mention has the power-amplification required. No need for the NAD whatsoever.
     
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    I had in the past associated clean power with power amps so my thought was to switch to the nad power amp when I just want to go back to 2 channel playback but like I said I been out of the game for a while. really never associated recievers as clean power but I am open to being told that its not needed and do appreciate the replie
     
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    forgot to add I have 4 bookshelfs with the elac unis being front and a powered amp
     
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    Not too sure what you mean by "clean power". A decent integrated or AV amp will give superb results through to your speakers. In your AV amp's audio settings, you'll be able to select a standard stereo setting for your audio usage whilst reverting back to a 5.1 or more set-up for your blu-rays etc.
     
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