Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gregg Pearson, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Gregg Pearson

    Gregg Pearson Auditioning

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    What are preouts and what are they for? Yes, I have no idea what I am talking about..As you can tell, Im new...Thanks...
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Gregg,

    It is literally an output that is pre-amp... before the signal is amplified.

    So that way, if you wanted to use a receiver to simply decode Dolby Digital, and then pass the individual signals (left, right, center, etc) into your own amplifier, you could do that.

    Think of it as a way to bypass the internal amps. The audio signals go through all the processing and whatnot up until the point where it is amplified and sent to the speakers-- and you have some outputs that come right before the amplifier stage which allow you to steal that signal before it is amplified for whatever reason.

    The normal reason, as I said above, is to use amps other than the ones built into the receiver (bigger ones, or nicer ones for exmaple).

    -Vince
     

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