Going Separates one at a time...? Kenwood VR-509 as the Amp?

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  1. Martin Fontaine

    Martin Fontaine Supporting Actor

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    I don't know much about using separates instead of a receiver but I know that to use a receiver as a Pre/Pro with a different amp it needs pre-outs. The VR-509 doesn't, but I was wondering is the other way around possible? If I ever go separates (I just wanna know, I have other more important things I would upgrade first) but is using my existing receiver as the amp and connecting a Pre/Pro to it's 6ch input at all possible or is the connection between the output of a Pre/Pro to an Amp a different format?

    I know quality wise if I am to use a Kenwood VR-509 as the amp it probably defeats the purpose of going separate but I just wanna know if it would be doable to make it less expensive as I could buy an Amp later.

    The reason I'm asking this is I was analysing my future upgrade plans and putting down a list of all the components I have and deciding what would justify an upgrade and I figured that the Kenwood VR-509 is very good and if I ever wanna upgrade I might as well go separates so I was wondering if there was a way to split the expense in buying the Pre/Pro first and the amp later.
     
  2. Arthur S

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    Martin

    I can't see why you couldn't use the amps of the 509 as you described. But what is the rush? The 509 is pretty up-to-date.

    Upgraditis is a contagious disease. It tends to be chronic and progressive. And quite expensive.

    How is your video set-up? Do you have a big screen yet. It is usually good to look at the big picture and not get sidetracked down one path.
     
  3. Martin Fontaine

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  4. NathanRT

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    Martin,
    I used a VR-407 with an Acurus ACT3 in the manner you describe and it sounded great! I had to do this because uBid screwed up my order on an Acurus amp. I "won" the auction on the amp 2 days before the ACT3, but I didn't receive the amp due to a warehouse discrepancy. I had to "win" another auction and finally received an amp about 2 months later. I was fairly pissed off[​IMG]
    Anyway, there was a HUGE difference in sound quality.
    Nathan
     
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