I have a sony AV receiver which is fine and also an Arcam CD and Amp for music, both set ups are driving separate sets of speakers.
What I really want is to have surround sound for the TV but take advantage of the superior amp and speakers I use for music when playing CD's or listening to music on DVD etc.
I looked into this a while ago and was advised by Richer Sounds that no new AV receivers had pre-outs, so I was planning on on using a huge (350 volt) 2 pole - 2 gang high voltage switch so I could at least switch my main HI floor standers between both amps so I could at least us that.
But does anyone know a better way, if I could get a AV receiver with L and R channel pre-outs, I could put that into the Arcam and get use the better quality amp and speakers that way ( and get rid of the lower spec TV L & R speakers ) - but then I would have 2 volume controls for the different amps to balance?
Any other ideas - the sound from Sony is OK for watching TV, but doesn’t compare with the HiFI for CD’s?