bassment142 Posted December 24, 2015 Report Share Posted December 24, 2015 Alright, so I love that with the AR-3a's I don't need to use a subwoofer. I dont need sub-30hz rumbles waking the kids at night.However, I was told that my YAMAHA home theater receiver may not be so good with the 3a's due to the whole 4ohm thing.Alright, so now here was the problem, how can I use a designated power amp that can handle the load and still have surround sound? Taking the advice of a previous thread helped me out.I am now using the pre-outs off the back of the YAMAHA to the inputs of the Audiosource Amp Two.Taking it a step further, I am also using a Kenwood Basic preamp with the YAMAHA/Audiosource system so that when I choose to hook up turntables and my phone (FLAC) I can have some tone controls. I love the loudness knob and having quick access to balance bass and treble. So last night was my first go. I could tell immediatly that the audiosource had some more deep bass punch... or at least the ability to make the ARs go deep.The only odd thing I noticed was that the watt metters on the audiosource were barely hitting the 1 watt at pretty decent volumes. Reading threads about powering 3a's had me thinking these things would be taking 50 watts for normal music listening. Are these watt meters accurate? I dont think I will ever attempt to listen to these old speakers at a LOUD level, where the bass hits your chest.. but unless I am missing something.. these are pretty efficient speakers.Well anyways, thanks for reading my story. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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