I'm considering using an external Emo XPA-5 five channel amp to power my Fronts, Center, and Rear Surround channels. Then I'd like to assign the X4000 amps to power only the Rear Back Surrounds and Front Heights for a 9.1 setup.
The X4000 has full pre-outs so I assume this is possible, however the Amp Assign Mode on the X4000 is confusing. I would think I need to use the "9.1 Channel" setting but the description in the owners manuals for this setting states:
"Setting to use a maximum 9.1 channel speaker system by using a combination of the unit's 7-channel built-in amp with an external power amp connected to a set of 2-channel speakers."
That's not what I want to do and that's the only 9.1 channel amp assign setting on the X4000.
Anyone here using the X4000 with an external amp, or does anyone know the proper settings?