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post #1 of 8 Old 09-01-2013, 05:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm a rookie to this whole home theater stuff and have a question that someone more knowledgeable should be able to answer quickly. So to the point. I have a vsx-822, it has a preout and Dolby prologiciiz (far as I understand). Can I run an amp to the preout and then run a couple speakers to the amp as front Heights?
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The 822 Owner's manual back panel seems to indicate this would be possible ...


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And to supplement the original question: if front Heights were hooked up, would it be 5.1 with all fronts or 7.1 with fronts and surrounds?
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Any other suggestions, recommendations, etc.?
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The 822 is a 5.1 AVR and therefore can power 5 speakers, FL/C/FR and "side" surrounds, SL/SR. If you connect an external 2CH amp, you can add 2 more speakers as "either" Front Height or Surround Back (based on an internal setting in the 822) to make it a 7.1 setup.

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Thank you. I believed it was the case, just wanted to be sure. What would be a decent amp to run those 2 extra speakers?
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Depends on your budget, but one to consider would be ....

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6

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I would like to keep it in the $100 range (above suggestion would fit budget). I don't feel I need a lot of power.
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