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Old 08-12-2014, 05:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Onkyo 838...surround back and height options

I'm looking at purchasing an 838 for my main receiver. Can I use the pre-outs to a separate amp to power the front height speakers if I wire the onboard amplifier to power the surround back? Or do I have to look at a 9.2 channel receiver to get both surround back and front height speakers out of the Onkyos?
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:17 AM
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The 838 is not expandable beyond 7CH, rather you would have to upgrade to the 1030 if you wanted 9CH in an Onkyo model.

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