Originally Posted by gsr
You're correct that the Denon preamp outputs are going to be affected by the Denon's volume control, just as the subwoofer output is. Assuming you only want to use the Onkyo's amps, you should be able to set the volume level to one setting on the Onkyo, run a calibration on the Denon, and then adjust the volume control only on the Denon from that point on. The problem with using the Onkyo for its amps is that the signal for the channels going through the Onkyo is now going through 2 preamp stages / volume controls (1 in the Denon, 1 in the Onkyo), which isn't ideal from a sound quality perspective. The end result should be better if you used an actual power amp instead for the extra channels, but that's your call. If it sounds good to you, then that's all that really matters.
Thanks that clears it up.
So in essence it sounds like the volume control on the Onkyo winds up functioning much the same as the gain control would on a powered sub.
Simple enough to set up, so i'll try and see what I hear. Never hurts to try.
Any thought on where the volume should be set on the Onkyo, or doesnt it matter?
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