i am wanting to do same ( use an external amp to power fron towers) thing to improve 2 channel sound for music listening.
want to make sure I have it right before I spend the dough on the amp. Is this correct?
for music , oppo rca cable to marantz sr 5007 , front front L and R on 5007 to external amp which are connected to towers.
will the sr5007 leave the signal untouched so it enters the amp as line level? what setting?
any special considerations on amp features needed? I would have oppo also hooked up to the AVR via HDMI for watching movies , tv. and use all 5 speakers
This isn't quite how I did my setup. I have a pre-amp in the middle (click on the pic below). It has home theater bypass so the chain of custody for music is:
1. Oppo to pre-amp via RCA
2. Pre-amp to amp via balanced connectors
3. Amp to towers
For home theater, I employee the home theater bypass so any signal the Marantz is processing reaches the main towers but just "passes through" the pre-amp.
I am actually trying to run AB tests to see if I can tell the difference between letting the Marantz play a CD directly and using the RCA hook-ups via the Krell. I have only had everything up for one week and am still playing around. I am not sure what I will keep and not keep yet but so far I am feeling pretty good about what I have.
Edited by olfac87 - 2/5/13 at 6:55pm
Originally Posted by Weirssy