looking for AV receiver with preout/main in and ....

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  1. Paul Spencer

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    I'm looking for a HT receiver which has preouts and main in for all channels. I've found some only have direct inputs, what is this exactly? Is it a digital input that will then go to a DAC then preamp and power amps?

    This gives me the flexibility to insert EQ into all channels as well as use active crossovers without having to come up with so many extra power amps.

    Also looking for:

    *4 ohm stable
    *reasonable budget

    The only amp I have found so far is the NAD T743 and T753, the former having main in only for the front 3 channels.

    Denon seem to have no preouts and only handle 6 ohms.

    Marantz have pre outs but don't seem to have any with main in (that I have seen).

    Harmon Kardon only have this feature with their very expensive models.

    Yamaha only seem to have preouts, and that is on their more expensive models. I downloaded some manuals in PDF format, but they won't open [​IMG]
     
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    For recent receivers, you're likely to only find it on the expensive models.

    The Marantz 9300 is the only one with main in. 6 Ohm min. recommended though. Originally $3K, you can pick one up for around $1500 now.

    Why would you want/need to EQ surrounds though?
     
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    EQ to get them flat or course [​IMG]

    I would be using surrounds with a monopole midbass and dipole full rangers on the sides probably (diy) and the use of active filters / xo and eq lets me control the power response.

    I don't want to be limited in exploring these options by an amp that doesn't let you get inbetween the pre and power amps. It's VERY expensive to get high power AV receivers, but adding on power amps isn't so expensive.
     
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    They're just surrounds, so they aren't playing much info; even with most m/c hires audio, so I don't see the benefit of EQing them (thus NAD only doing the front 3). I mean, they are only playing less than 20% of the total sound and using bi/dipoles, you are getting diffused sound anyway. I suppose I understand what you are trying to do, but why isn't so clear.

    Nice speakers btw. My speakers are all kit speakers as well, though I picked them up built already.
     

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