Jeff, my apologies for the late posting on this. I really thought my reply emails to the notifications would get posted. Thank you so very much for the guidance and help.1st ISSUE: Multi-source (Multi-Amp) to a single set of speakers.
The Russound AB-3.2 you recommended is perfect. That is exactly what I need. I've ordered it and am awaiting it's arrival. I had some concerns about automatic switching when the music is too quite but it is my understanding that the sensitivity level can be adjusted to suit the need. Excited about getting it and will post after it arrives and I set it up.
So far, the Russound CA4 has worked flawlessly.2nd ISSUE: Using the Denon AVR-E400 as a source for the Russound CA4
- While normally this would not be an issue, as it turns out, the Denon doesn't have any line level outs. In fact, hell, it only has one HDMI out and Subwoofer out. That's it. Nothing else.
So, what I did was purchase a "speaker level to line level converter", Convert "Zone 2" (Rear Surround speakers 6 & 7) to line level and connected them into the source RCA jacks in the Russound CA4.
While everything seems to work great after I connected the Denon Speaker 6 & 7 (zone 2) out as the source to the Russound (speaker level to line level conversion) - my concern is running "Amped" speaker wires, albeit converted to line level, to another Amp (the Russound CA4).
1. Is this a major problem - everything seems to be working well;
2. Is there a way to run the Zone 2 speaker wires from the Denon AVR-E400, in a Pre-Amped manner?
3.Is there a way, from within the Denon AVR-E400 to turn the amp off. I read something about "Amp Assign" but I wasn't too clear on the extent of it's functionality.
4.Is there another plausible solution?
Thanks guys for the help and education.