Using reciever as an amp?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Chris S, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Chris S
    I'm sitting here playing with my reciever and I was wondering if there was a way to use it to power a set of rear surround channels. Can you run the pre-outs from a pre/pro into the stereo ins of a reciever and expect to power the speakers? I know getting the volumes to match might be a pain, but I was just curious if anyone has ever tried doing it.

    Chris S.
  2. Dave Nibeck

    Dave Nibeck Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 23, 2000
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    Yes, you can use a receiver as an amp. If you don't have pre ins just use the cd or tape ins on the receiver. Grossly adjust the volume on the receiver then tweak on the pre amp. If you have pre ins on the receiver, the volume knob will not be used.

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