I want to utilize the "Presence" speakers using Zone 2 output on the V867 for a 7.1 system. I also want to utilize my remote speakers using analog sound feed to other rooms in the house and on the Lanai. All remote speakers were previously fed from "B" on my old Yamaha HTR-5660 through a Niles Six-Pair Speaker Selector SS-6, outputting to remote impedance matching volume controls at 4 ohms. I see on page 30 of the OM that there are instructions for connecting an external amplifier using the pre-outs. It would seem to me that I could use the 1. Front (PRE OUT) jacks to send source to external amp, that would in turn output to the Niles SS-6 input, and output that to impedance matching volume control inputs at each remote speaker location.
I am a bit confused about the NOTE
on page 30 of the V867 OM--"When a component is connected to the PRE OUT terminals, do not connect speakers to the SPEAKERS terminals corresponding to those PRE OUT terminals."
That makes little sense to me, although the 2nd sentence on page 30 describes using an external amp to "enhance" the speaker output. Why can I not output to the Front Speaker L/R, as shown on page 17, and concurently PRE OUT (1) Front to simply do just what it says, i.e. PRE OUT (1) Front PRE OUT jacks? Why would the V867 care?
I would appreciate all feedback and if someone has done this, and it works, could you recommend a very basic single or double I/O, but decent, amp to serve remote speaker system? If I am misinterpreting (not unusal) the NOTE
please explain. A confirmation that is doable would lead me to purchase amp and a set of duplicate Klipsch speakers to match the rest of my system.
I realize that I could test this using my old HRT-5660 as external amp configured to input V-867 PRE OUT to 5660 Front L/R PRE IN and out put Front L/R to the Niles. I resist because its a major pita to move the wall units, and my wife will be switching AS to CS (Autumn Stuff to Christmas Stuff) utilizing my
I/O about two weeks from now and that would be a perfect time to move wall units, do the additional connections and hide the cabling that shows in the attached photo.