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#1 of 9 vega67

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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

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Posted January 13 2013 - 06:59 AM

"surround" pre-amps are called pre-pro. Look for a pre-pro.

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Posted January 14 2013 - 11:14 AM

Ok will do. Thank you for the help

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Posted January 14 2013 - 12:58 PM

Just about any receiver with Pre outs will work, or something like this http://shop.emotiva....products/umc200 Marantz and Onkyo also make processors, as do many higher end companies

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Posted January 15 2013 - 10:29 AM

do you know of any brands that might cost 200 or less

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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