HK AVR 520 question

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  1. Greg Kolinski

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    I know,go get the 525,but[​IMG] ......on adding the rear channel amp for 6.1 and 7.1 what do I need to get???The manual is amazingly confusing[​IMG] .Would buying the lower end HK amp do the trick??
     
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    Probably. Unless you have a big room and play LOUD.
     
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    you need two channels of amplification. you could go with the lower end HK, but why not get a nice 2 channel amp for your main speakers, and then re-route 2 of the HK's amp channels to power your surround back's.
     
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    Greg,
    Check out the HK 2000. I've heard nice things about this unit. I see that, at EBay, there's one right now for $200-250 with the "buy it now" option. I don't know the seller though, so you'd have to check that out. I think it runs at 100 watts/channel, bridged.
     
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    How would you re-route two channels from the receiver?
     
  6. Chriss M

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    The 520 has amp inputs as well as pre-outs. You just remove the jumper that connects the front L/R preout to the amp section. Then connect the Front L/R preouts to your external amp, and then connect the Surround back L/R preouts to the unused amp inputs on the HK, using standard interconnects.
     
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    Oh yeah!

    I totally forgot about the full-channel loop-throughs.

    :b
     
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    Out of curiosity.

    How are the amps in the HK receivers? They sound like they would be good. They are always pushing their +/- 45amp "high current" amp sections.

    I wasnt sure if HK was just into marketing BS or anything like that. If they are powerful and dynamic and such, then thats great.

    I really want the AVR525!
     
  9. Chriss M

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    well they are the only receiver manufacturer that gives their power ratings 20hz-20khz, all channels driven, so that should say something. Their models always test out at or above rated power.
     

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