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Multiple Amps

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Asprilla, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Asprilla

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    I need a bit of advice as I'm moving house and I want to take advaintage of all the bits of kit I have.

    Currently I have: Yamaha HTR5550 Receiver, Cambridge Audio A3i Amp, Cambridge Audio CD4SE CD Player & Celestion F30 speakers as my fronts (rest of the system is irrelevant for this question).

    I'm happy with the yammy, which I just got recently, particularly for home cinema & gaming, but it just cannot match my A3i for music (not as much depth in my opinion). What I was wondering is - is it possible to connect my CD player via the A3i to the front speakers and also connect the HTR5550 to the same speakers for my other sources?

    Will it work and are there any dangers involved? Unfortunately I don't think the HTR5550 has any pre-outs.
     
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    Normally you would do this by connecting the Yammy to the A3 via a normal pair of audio interconnect from a dedicated pre-out (PRE-amplification OUTput) on the Yammy and into a spare pair of inputs on the back of the A3.

    To use that in stereo - just set the volume on the A3 and the selector to CD.

    To use that in surround - set the volume to 50% on the A3 and the selector to AV (or whatever). Then set the volume using the control on the Yammy.

    I can't find out if the 5550 actually has dedicated pre-outs - check the manual or does anyone else on here know?

    I'm not quite sure what you do if you DON'T have a pre-out - anyone?

    Mjit
     
  3. Asprilla

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    I'm looking at the manual d/led from the Yamaha site and there is no mention of pre-outs.

    Guess I'm going to have to invest in some more speakers and have two completely seperate systems.

    Unless anyone has any bright ideas.....................
     
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    Genius, thank you.
     
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    Oi!

    What do you think you are playing at General Skanky!?!

    What are you thinking, coming around here with the obvious answer! ;)
     
  8. Asprilla

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    Sorry Mjit,

    I appreciate your advice as well. Thank you both.

    Not sure what i'm going to do though, this system is going in the lounge in my new house. I think that another box with switches will just confuse everyone.

    I think I'll just store the A3i for the moment, I may need it in the future, or just get my gf a pre-amp for xmas so that she can bi-amp her speakers.

    Thanks for the options though guys.

    :clap:
     
  9. General Skanky

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    Sell them both and buy one better all rounder?

    Ex Dem/2nd hand will give you a really good amp, say a Denon AVC10SE for £600?

    There is/was one in the classifieds very recently. I know of another from a dealer too.
     

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