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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Bassmaster, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Bassmaster

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    Hi there... I'm going to get an Audiolab 8000Q pre-amp in september, but just don't know if I can use it on it's own for a while as I will be on a rather tight budget indeed. It's just I've only used intergrated amplifiers up until now, so any information would be grately appreciated. Thanks :).
     
  2. Dfour

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    Only if you have a power amp or a av amp with 6 channel inputs then you can use the peramp to do all the processing and use the reciever to do all the power amp work.
     
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    Or active speakers
     
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    Thanks. Is it possible to use my exsisting intergrated amplifier as a power amp?, or just the use of an AV reciever as you stated.
     
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    You can use the integrated amp: connect the pre-outs from the pre-amp to any free line input (e.g. AUX or CD) and the speakers to the integrated amp.

    Set the volume knob of the integrated amp to around 50% and then control the rest from the pre-amp.
    You could also check if the integrated has a switch (usually at the rear) to fix the gain and thus bypass the volume control; some Arcam amps for example have this feature.
     

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