Originally Posted by Kriilin
Here's a question, what receiver are you going to be replacing? I'm assuming that since you're playing in this level of receiver, you're replacing a unit that has pre-ins. If that's the case, you could just use those to drive the extra channels. I'll be doing that with my 10 y.o. NAD T-761. You could sync them with either the 12V trigger or through a Harmony remote.
OTOH, if you came from the HTIB forum, disregard everything I said!
I am glad you asked that...I was wondering if I could use my old receiver. The receiver I am replacing is a Sony DA5300ES I bought 7 years ago...here is a Crutchfield link...http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mbQmpS6...-DA5300ES.html
At the time, this was the Sony ES line flagship.
SO you are saying I can use this receiver to power the oterh channels and not buy another amp...that would certainly help my wallet...LOL... I think I should have enough room in my rack.
Here are a list of the connections
1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (6 in, 1 out)
analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p) with Faroudja DCDi™ Cinema scaling
HDMI version 1.3
component video switching (3 in, 1 out)
component video conversion
digital inputs: 5 optical (including 1 front panel), 3 coaxial
digital outputs: 1 optical
5 audio/video inputs, including:
1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
4 audio-only inputs (including phono)
7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
7.1-channel analog audio preamp output
2 pair of main speaker outputs