Can I use an older receiver to power the 6th ans 7th channel for a HK 520?

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  1. sean_k

    sean_k Auditioning

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    I am sorry if this is a completley stupid question ?:| I chked the search and found nothing.
    But I am getting a 520 and was wondering if i could use my old receiver to power the 6th and 7th channels? As u can tell i am a noob with certain parts of HT... so go easy on em [​IMG]
    If this is not possible, which i kinda assume, what amp sould i be looking into for this? not looking to spend an arm and a leg [​IMG]
    ty
     
  2. Guy Usher

    Guy Usher Supporting Actor

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    Sound City usually has super deals on multi-channel HK amps. I look from time to time, a couple years ago they were blowing out PA5800s (5x80) at 229 ea. I bought 5 for under $200 each (14-1500 retail) sold 4 to friends at what I paid, pass on the deal and I kept one that lightening got one morning. Insurance replaced it with the Rotel RB985THX Mk2 (1000).
    BTW I have found super deals in the classified section of the newspaper.
    FWIWD (for what its worth dept) LOL IMO no IMHO
     
  3. Ted Drain

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    Yes you can and it's very easy to do. I bought a 520 in Oct. and am using my old Yamaha receiver to power the 2 extra rear channels. Use 2 RCA cables to connect the rear surround jacks to an input on the old receiver (I used the CD input).

    HK Old Rcvr.
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    SBR -> CD in (R)
    SBL -> CD in (L)

    Then configure the HK to use 7 channel sound with the on-screen menus. Use the 520's feedback setup system (with the mic in the remote) to help you set the level for the two rear speakers. I had to play a little with the gain on the old receiver to get the rear levels to match but it was pretty easy.
     
  4. Lam Nguyen

    Lam Nguyen Stunt Coordinator

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    Try ubid.com for an amp, they usually have HK amps for a very good price.
    Good Luck.
     
  5. Greg Kolinski

    Greg Kolinski Second Unit

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    [​IMG] So I could put my old recievers back to work.As of now I'm putting tpogether quite a nice little system in the spare bedroom out old stuff.
     
  6. Earl Simpson

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    If you have premain in's on your old rcvr and premain out on your new one then that is another config you can use. I put mine in the master bedroom for my wife to play with.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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