A/V Preamp Question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by TonyKulie, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. TonyKulie

    TonyKulie Auditioning

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    I had originally sold a Carver 705x amp and planned to purchase a Pioneer 1014 after reading so many great reviews. The reason for the upgrade was to save a little money and get some newer processing and more video I/O options.

    Well, it looks like I will be getting my old Carver back. UPS seems to have had their way with it. Apparently there are a few channels that do not presently work and the rack ears have slight bends in them. Anyone with repair suggestions feel free to let me know. As of now I am planning to send it to sunfire to get it back to working condition. Which brings me to my question...

    What preamps should I be looking at with A/V options similar to the newer AVR's? I had also thought about just purchasing the Pioneer and using it as a preamp but that seems like a waste of money and space. I do like how the Carver amp sounds so as longs as I'm putting money into it, I might as well use it. I'm looking to spend $500 new or used.
    Thanks in advance,
    tony
     
  2. TonyKulie

    TonyKulie Auditioning

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    After much searching and reading it seems that my best option would be to get the 1014 and just use it as a pre amp.

    If I use the pre outs on the 1014 would I be able to use the 1014's amps for other zones?
     
  3. joseFMJ

    joseFMJ Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah. you can use the main 5 channels for one zone and the 2 rear surround channels for another zone. You will of course have to manually switch things around inside the speaker setup menu.
     

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