Denon AVR 1612 surround back outputs as pre amp?

Discussion in 'Amps, AV Pre-Pros & Receivers' started by Brian Eaton, Jan 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM.

  1. Brian Eaton Audiophyte

    Brian Eaton
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    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
  2. lovinthehd Audioholic Warlord

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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?
  3. Brian Eaton Audiophyte

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    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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