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If your volume levels exceed any level you would ever listen to, I would say save your money, and listen to it the way it is.

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post #12 of 21 Old 11-19-15, 02:02 PM
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How did you determine that the receiver only puts out 1 volt?

Regardless, if you’re able to crank it as loud as you want with room to spare I don’t see a need for the signal boosters. Remember, they also boost background noise as well. That might be a reasonable trade-off in some situations, but not yours.

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I'm wondering how you've found that output voltage? Did you connect a multimeter to one of the terminals?
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I'm wondering how you've found that output voltage? Did you connect a multimeter to one of the terminals?

I called yamaha and also found it in the owners manual.
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Is that maybe maximum output voltage?
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Is that maybe maximum output voltage?
yes maximum output voltage from the RCA pre-outs is 1.0 Volts
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I would presume that the crown's input voltage of 1.4 is max w/o clipping.

So you should be fine
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I called yamaha and also found it in the owners manual.
In my experience Yamaha’s specs for output voltage can’t be relied on. The receiver I checked while composing my gain structure article was also spec’d at 1 volt, but I measured it at well over 4. The fact that you’re having no problem getting plenty of output from your Crown amp should be proof enough that their 1-volt figure is under-rated.

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In my experience Yamaha’s specs for output voltage can’t be relied on. The receiver I checked while composing my gain structure article was also spec’d at 1 volt, but I measured it at well over 4. The fact that you’re having no problem getting plenty of output from your Crown amp should be proof enough that their 1-volt figure is under-rated.

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This thread's turned out, not only some good info (for this specific case), but a good view into things audio.
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In my experience Yamaha’s specs for output voltage can’t be relied on. The receiver I checked while composing my gain structure article was also spec’d at 1 volt, but I measured it at well over 4. The fact that you’re having no problem getting plenty of output from your Crown amp should be proof enough that their 1-volt figure is under-rated.

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Yes this is what i'm gathering. A few movies i watched i did crank up and it was crisp and clear but found i could not listen to it for long periods at that level because it was just to loud. Which in my case is a good thing.
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