I have a Denon 2311ci that i had been using for my theater setup. I replaced it with a Marantz separate system several months back. I want to use the 2311ci to run (2) pairs of outdoor speakers (KEF Ventura 6 rated at 6ohms). I hooked it up and during recent use, the AVR is running very hot and has shut off a few times.
I have since picked up an external amp in an attempt to help alleviate some of the load that the 2311 was carrying and using it now only as a pre. I have an Apple TV hooked up, via HDMI, to stream music to the outside speakers. After hooking up the external amp, however, and trying to run it through the Zone 2 preout config, this will not work anymore. Is there any other setups that will allow me to still use the Apple TV to stream music, via the HDMI input, and output to an external amp to drive these speakers?