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5.1 Pre amp?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by vega67, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. vega67

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    I have a 2 channel 1300 watt amp pushing 2 D9 vegas for the front I have an additional amp pushing back speakers. What do I use as a pre amp to achieve at least 5.1 surround
     
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    "surround" pre-amps are called pre-pro. Look for a pre-pro.
     
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    Ok will do. Thank you for the help
     
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    Just about any receiver with Pre outs will work, or something like this http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/processors/products/umc200 Marantz and Onkyo also make processors, as do many higher end companies
     
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    do you know of any brands that might cost 200 or less
     
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    It would have helped to know that from the outset. 6channel(what it has been called since before DD)output is a high end option. It doesn't exist "cheap". Now what features do you need? HDMI(how many???)? toslink? digital coax? Component video? Here is the "cheapest" I can think of... Here is a pre-HDMI AVR with pre-outs... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Integra-DTR-5-6-7-1-Channel-90-Watt-Receiver-/271137499386?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item3f210de8fa This is cheap because it is missing the remote. It isn't "useless" without it...but have fun with its set-up menu... http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTEGRA-DTR-7-8-THX-HDMI-THEATER-RECEIVER-/140906318723?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item20ceabcb83
     
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    Here's an ancient DPL Carver... http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARVER-MODEL-DPL-33-SURROUND-SOUND-PROCESSOR-WITH-SUBWOOFER-OUTPUT-/121051805403?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item1c2f3ff6db This doesn't even have component... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-TA-E2000ESD-5-Channel-Amplifier-/150977281057?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item2326f27c21 Already over your price range...and it is "barely" modern... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotel-RSP-1066-Surround-Processor-in-Excellent-Condition-Make-an-Offer-/321054500948?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item4ac056e854 $200? Have fun searching.
     
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    Thank you very much for all the help but in the end i didnt really need a pre amp, i needed more of a source of power for another amp i had. I used an old power source from a desktop computer lol.
     
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    If you can stretch the budget a bit, you might be able to find an authorized factory refurb at accessories4less.com that is a more modern piece. I just sold a really nice Marantz SR7300 OSE (Original Special Edition - it $1.3k retail when it was new) that would have made a great preamp for $200 (and threw in a Blu-Ray player and other stuff to a friend as I'll be moving in about a year anyway and it really saved me time for the little bit of extra money knowing it's not something I need to get rid of). I have an old Sony 444ES too which is on a secondary computer. Not in a desparate rush to sell it but something like that might suit your needs better at the price point you want.
     

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