I’m using my SR5014 as a pre. I went with the 5014 instead of the Marantz 7705 simply because of cost, I wasn’t willing to wait until Oct 2020 for the 7706 to come out, the 5014 already supported HDCP2.3, and the 5014 had all of the features that I needed.
My 7.1 speakers are all powered so I connect to the 5014’s RCA PreOuts. I’ll never have anything connected to the power outputs. In reading through all of the manual, I don’t see a way disable/deactivate the power amps.
Other than opening it up and disconnecting some wires, is there a way to disable the power amps? I’m assuming that the box will run cooler/longer with the amps disconnected.
PS. For those following me, you’ll know that I’m a long-time Oppo user and for the past several years I used my Oppo 103D as my in/out switcher (among other things). But with the advent of 4K, I had to bite the bullet. So the SR5014 is my first receiver in 3 decades.