Can I use the pre-outs at any time ? are they always 'hot' ?
The reason why ask , is the following:
I have a vintage HiFi system from Pioneer (see profile) , of which I like to use the Amp & Equalizer
Also , I have a Marantz SR6010 AVR , which I use in a 5.1.4 Atmos setup. Currently I am using the Pioneer amp as a power amp (AUX-In) (Marantz Front - pre out)
My PC is connected via HDMI and Optical toslink to the AVR. When playing music via toslink from the PC , the sound is great (Marantz on CD mode , via front pre-out to the Pioneer amp/Equalizer)
But when I use Atmos (UHD player , Netflix, or PC mediaplayer) , I have no sound on the left front stereo speaker and soft sound on the right.
I want to solve this, but I don't want to lose my ability to have digital playback on my Pioneer , via the AVR (otherwise I would have to buy a seperate DAC)
I have a Beresford Audio switcher TC 7220. for switching between 2 different Amp's & 2 sets of Stereo speakers and I think I can use that to resolve my issue
Yesterday when I was googling abou the pre-outs and the speaker config of the 6010 AVR, I saw a 2015 post of JDsmoothie, where he stated that the Pre-Outs are always 'hot'
Does that mean that I could use both the pre-outs AND Front L+R speaker outputs ? Without having to do Amp-assign in the AVR's menu ?
Many thanks in advance for helping with this headache :-)
My stuff: SR6010 (pre-out 2x Front Stereo by vintage Pioneer SA-9500) in 5.1.4
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