Denon AVR 1612 surround back outputs as pre amp?

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Brian Eaton

Audiophyte
#1
I am wondering if I can use the surround back/front height channel pre amp outputs on my Denon AVR 1612 receiver as pre amp outputs to connect a power amp for a 2 channel system. (Basically trying to bypass the internal amplification in hope of improved sound quality).

In addition I would have to set the surround output format to "multi channel stereo".

I imagine this would work? Any insight would be appreciated!

Thank you,
Brian
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Overlord
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Conceivably but don't know why you think that an external amp will necessarily have anything but more power....not particularly a sound quality issue unless you are exceeding the avr's amp's capabilities now. What speakers are you using?
 
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Brian Eaton

Audiophyte
#3
Conceivably but don't know why you think that an external amp will necessarily have anything but more power....not particularly a sound quality issue unless you are exceeding the avr's amp's capabilities now. What speakers are you using?
The speakers I'm using now are Polk Audio TSI-100s. The Denon has had no problem powering these speakers for the past few years, but recently I saw a used PS Audio 200c and was considering picking it up to keep as a nice power amplifier to use in a future more sophisticated setup. (hopefully much higher end speakers and processing)
 

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