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post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2012, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
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I was wondering if it would be possible to use a new preamp with all the latest dolby etc, hdmi with an older receiver (B&K507) ?

I am guessing not, but it would be nice to still be able to use this fine receiver.

Can you suggest alternative pre/amps that are sub 2000?

I would like to use for a 7.2 home theater.

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Why not just get a receiver and use it as your preamp? That's basically what I am doing.

Denon 3312CI. Allows me to use amps on all 7.1 channels if I want.

So far I am using amps on my main front and left speakers and then amps on my surrounds. I am letting the receiver provide power to my center channel speaker. I have a powered sub.

Hope that helps
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Yes I've just set it up. Use MCH pre-outs into MCH analogue in in the old AVR. New AVR can power extra channels not available in old AVR. You need to match the gain on the old AVR.

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