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An integrated amplifier is two components in one — a power amp that drives your speakers and a preamplifier for your music source components. The preamp lets you select your sources and control the volume. An integrated amp is similar to a receiver, except is doesn't have a radio tuner built in.
A good rule of thumb is to stay within the power range of your speakers. But other factors being equal, more power is a good thing — it gives you stronger bass and clearer, louder sound, especially in larger rooms.
Yes! There are a few ways you can do that. Most of our integrated amplifiers have a dedicated "phono" input for hooking up your turntable directly. You can also use a separate phono preamp to connect a turntable to any standard audio input. And some turntables have a phono preamp built in, so you don't need a special connection on your amp.
Yes, some integrated amplifiers have streaming over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, for playing music from your phone or online services like Spotify. Streaming directly to your amplifier over Wi-Fi is a solution we love — the music doesn't stop if you carry your phone into another room.
Yes. If your system includes an integrated amp and a pair of speakers, you can connect your TV just as you would another audio source. This will give you much better sound than your TV's built-in speakers. Look for an integrated amp with an optical digital input for connecting your TV.