Originally Posted by HumbertHumbert
I do not want to disconnect the current set up. Rather I would like to switch between the speakers connected to terminals and pre-outs alternately.
Normally I would want to see the manual to answer that question, but manual not available from that site, oh well.
If your AVR have discrete channels pre-outs, all 5,7 of them blah-blah, those are analog pre-outs, they are good to drive individual speakers (each speaker have its own banana jacks), but it needs an amplifier in between, where are you getting that amplification?
I don't know if this speaker-set does any signal processing, again no manual, I have to guess. Some of these all-in-one sets, there is a control/amplifier module, sometimes built into the sub box, and provides amplification to all speakers, that will make be a difference how and if you can use them.
Post a link to the manual, then we don't have to guess.
Is that possible? Does plugging in the preouts automatically turn off the speakers connected to the terminals?
Nope, pre-outs is always active regardless of speakers outs.
receiver is hooked up to a PC. Cant use the 5.1 options in the motherboard as the ports are noisy.
Then I suggest PC ---(toslink)---> AVR. Some AVR also allow a USB connection.