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5.1 Pre amp?
8 replies to this topic
Posted January 13 2013 - 03:52 AM
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
Posted January 13 2013 - 06:59 AM
"surround" pre-amps are called pre-pro. Look for a pre-pro.
Posted January 15 2013 - 10:50 AM
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/...=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/...=item20ceabcb83
Posted January 15 2013 - 10:55 AM
Here's an ancient DPL Carver... http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c2f3ff6db This doesn't even have component... http://www.ebay.com/...=item2326f27c21 Already over your price range...and it is "barely" modern... http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac056e854 $200? Have fun searching.
Posted January 19 2013 - 12:59 AM
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.
Posted January 19 2013 - 03:04 AM
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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