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Hi all glad to be here,........

I'm very new to the home theatre thing so before I start my journey and spend some hard earn't money I was hoping someone could answer quite an inportant question for me..

Im hoping to invest in either the Yamaha RX-A810 or Yamaha RX-A1010...

Now, I already own 2 Quad ESL-63's and 2 Gradient Subwoofer's which I want to utilise as my front speakers in my future surround setup. Incidently, each quad sits on top of its own Gradient. they are connected together and work as one speaker. Although it sound like there are four...thats not the case..

Anyway that an overview so you guys have a little background...here's where I need help. I have two Quad 606 power amps one of which powers the Quads and the other powers the Gradient subs. I really want to keep this set up as they have been like this for years and they are perfectly matched and work well together. The only problem is the Yamaha receiver's seem to only provide ONE set of Pre-outs for the 'Fronts'. 

At last here's my question....

Can I split the L/R Pre-outs into two, using RCA signal splitters so I have two L's and two R's. If I can do this I will be able to take the relevant L's and R's into there respective power amps and on to the speakers. Job done!! But can this be done ?? Will it work if I split the signal in this way..? Please someone...

 

Thanks in advance for any replies

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RE: splitting pre out

 

I assume you are going to still use your current pre-amp for music, so why not just connect the pre out of the Yamaha to your current pre-amp?

 

 

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RE: splitting pre out

Yes i will be listening to music too. If I was to do that I suppose I would have independant volume control too, but which input on the back of my Quad 66 pre amp would I connect the Yamaha to. There doesn't seem to be an input for a pre amp just the usual sources radio/ cd etc…

Also will the way I suggested in my first post work..? Thanks
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RE: splitting pre out

Does the AV input on the Quad 66 bypass its volume control?  Then you will only have the AV amplifier pre-amp controlling volume.

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RE: splitting pre out

Hi… there is no AV input on the quad 66. It's just a hi fi amp. Im thinking I can integrate it with the Yamaha av receiver so I can continue using my two power amps and quad speakers…?

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RE: splitting pre out

Any line-in on your Quad pre will do, fed from the front L/R preouts on whichever receiver you decide to buy. This vid will explain – just treat your Quad pre as the amp used in the example.

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http://www.hi-fi-insight.com/quad-66-pre-amplifier.html

 

Sorry, I looked at this description that says there is an AV input.

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RE: splitting pre out

VoodooDoctor wrote:
Sorry, I looked at this description that says there is an AV input.

Ah right – failing that, you could just use the receiver's front channel preouts straight into your power amps, using these to split the signal

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RE: splitting pre out

Thanks for that Andrew it was very helpful and that clip was easy to understand.... Now all i have to do is decide if I'm going to use the Quad 66 pre amp or as you suggested go straight from the receiver pre outs to the power amps using the splitters. 

Would I be right in thinking if I go straight from the receiver pre-outs to the power amps, the receiver will control all volume's including the fronts..?? If so I suppose it would stop alot of fiddling about with manual volume calibration..?

 

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quad-gradientsetup wrote:
Would I be right in thinking if I go straight from the receiver pre-outs to the power amps, the receiver will control all volume's including the fronts..?? If so I suppose it would stop alot of fiddling about with manual volume calibration..?

Yes: the downside (for some) would be that your stereo sources (if you have any) would have to go through the AV receiver, whereas taking the preamp route means of course that stereo sources can be fed through the pre and kept well away from the AV stuff.

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Ye....I see what you mean. I think I'll stick with my Quad amp for now. Hi Fi's tipping the balance over AV at this monent in time. I can always try both and compare the two... Cheers

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