About Surround Sound Amplifiers & Receivers
At the heart of every audio system is some sort of amplifier. In the 1960's and I guess the first part of the 70's as well, anyone who wanted a decent audio system went with a separate amplifier. However, in 1975 FM radio returned to Australia and with it the AM/FM Receiver - a one-piece component that included the amplifier and the tuner. Today, the range of amplifiers is massive. Choose from traditional valve amplifiers, separate pre-amps and power amps, integrated stereo amps and network tuners. The Stereo Receiver is still with us for those who want modest power output and lots of features including a built-in AM/FM tuner or even network capabilities where 1000's of radio stations can be enjoyed over the Internet.