I am building a house and am getting in-wall and in-ceiling pre-wiring done. I currently have a Denon AVR-591 as my primary receiver, and see that I have an option to have Front Height speakers, but it says I need a separate power amplifier to use the Front Height speaker option. I'm not familiar with power amps (I've always just used a single receiver). My question is can I use an old receiver (in this case, a Sony STR-DE675) as the power amp for the Front Height speakers? Looking at the manual for the Denon receiver, it looks like I would just connect the Front Height pre out on the Denon receiver to the Aux In on the Sony receiver, and then connect the Front Height Speakers to the Sony receiver. Then I would have the Denon do the Audyssey auto-set-up.
Will this work? I am thinking this through correctly?
Also, if anybody has any opinions on if having the Front Height speakers is worth the effort (if the above assumptions are correct, then it seems like the only effort would be to install the front height speakers, which is minimal effort), I would be interested to know that as well.
FYI: Using rear-surround speakers is not an option as my couch is against the wall, so that is why I figured I would try out the Front Height capability.
Thanks in advance for your perspective and guidance!