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After having recently replaced the Marantz SR-8400 receiver in my living room, I am trying to figure out what to do with it. I hate to just store it or get rid of it because it is awesome sounding, it just didn't have the HDMI and features I want now.
I have a thought of using it as an amp only in my HT if that would work. The SR-8400 has pre-ins and the receiver in the theater has pre-outs. Would it work to connect the Yamaha RX-V661 pre-outs to the Marantz pre-ins? My thought is that the amps in the marantz are better than the amps in the Yamaha. I could at least use it as a zone 2 amp (I am using a cheapie for that right now) if that would work.
So, tell me if this is something that might work or if I am barking up the wrong tree. I'd also love to hear how I would set this up and how I might control it. I do use a harmony so could probably program it all to turn on correctly. I am not even sure what setting the Marantz would need to be on to get this to work.