If your old receiver was 6-channel, why did you buy a new amp? The only thing I could see different is the ability of the new amp to accept HDMI connections for True HD Audio. Other than that, the two seem redundant unless I'm missing something.
I have a Classe CAV-75 6-Channel Power Amplifier (75 watts/channel) that I bought in early 1999 for use with a Marantz AV receiver & Thiel speakers in a 5.1 configuration. I am upgrading to a full HD setup and have just purchased a Denon 3310ci AV receiver. I know that receivers have advanced a lot in the last decade so I'm wondering if my amp is now redundant. I'm keeping the Thiel speakers and the 5.1 configuration.
Is it at all possible that using the CAV-75 amp would degrade the sound quality coming out of the Denon 3310? Will it essentially add another 75 watts to the output of the receiver or would it limit the signal strength sent to the speakers to 75 watts per channel? Please bear in mind that I'm not really technically proficient when it comes to these sort fo things.