Originally Posted by action_jackson
On the 3060, will an external amp be required to run 2 of the 4 presence speakers or will you be able to power your mains with an external amp and let the internal amp power all 4 presence speakers?
Also, lets say you have a flat screen with a drop down projection screen, will it be possible to output vide to either display while audio plays from the same speakers?
The 3060 has 11 channel processing and 9 internal amplifiers,
So yes, you need to add at least 2 channel external amplification.
You can add a 2 channel external amp to run 2 rear presence speakers (for a 7.2.4 setup)
or a more powerful 2 channel amp the run a pair of front towers (and let the 3060 run the rest)
or add a 4 channel external amp to run all 4 presence speakers.
There are pre-outs for all channels if you want to run external amps for all channels.
You could even use an older AVR with Multi-Channel inputs to act as an amp to drive the 4 presence speakers.
That's what I did with my RX-A3050 and an 8 y/o RX-V3900. (set up as 7.4.4)
I also run two displays, A 50" Pioneer Kuro and an Epson 1080UB projector (and drop down powered screen)
Both displays can work at the same time without issue...I was even doing that on my 8 y/o RX-V3900.
check out my build thread for details (link in my sig)