Power Amp Necessary With Pioneer SC-25


Hello,

I am planning on getting a Pioneer Elite SC-25. Will the unit alone be enough to power 5-channels? Or is it best to get a power amp?
yinhole
Under normal conditions(efficient 8ohm speakers, smallish to mid sized room, medium volume levels), the Pioneer SC-25's amp section has more than enough power. With a larger room and low impedence speakers, an outboard amp might be a good option. Keep in mind that the ICEpower amps are very efficient and powerful and adding an amp might change the overall sound of the receiver(good or bad). JMO

http://www.soundadviceblog.com/reviews/pioneer-elite-sc-25-av-receiver-product-of-the-day-8-2010/

Demo it by itself and draw your own conclusion.

Bill
YEST it WILL............. short answer.
+1,
my sc-27 (same as sc-25) is enough for my 2900CuFt room, for 88db 8ohm 5.1 setup, typically at -10-12db. I bi-amp fronts too!
Depends on the listener. I tried one out for a week and went back to A/V pre/pro and Amp. The Sc-25 just does not have enough real watts per channel for my liking IMO.