Hooking up seperate receiver?

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  1. mark_th

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    I just ordered some new surround speakers and want to configure my setup for 7.1. My Onkyo 787 only has 6 amps so I am going to use an old pioneer receiver to power the side channels. If I understand things correctly all I need to do is use two rca cables from the pre outs on my receiver to any source (like cd, dvd) in on the second receiver. Then I take the speaker wire from the side speakers into the left and right main speaker inputs on the second receiver. Is this correct?
     
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    Somewhat an overkill idea.....

    Really just put two speakers on the rear channel, and you got it for all intents and purposes.
     
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    You have the basic idea, Mark. You should use the rear pre-amp output from the Onkyo.

    However, with some receivers the internal amps are disabled when you plug into the pre-outs, so watch out for that.
     

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