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Using two AV Receivers?
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Hello All

Yet more questions, please indulge me.

I have a Denon AVR4308a and a Denon AVR3805, currently just using the 4308a to run the speakers in my sig.  The front 3 channels are bi-ampable (is that a word?).  Is it possible to hook the 3805 up to the 4308a just using the amp to either run the front 3 channels or the back 4? In other words use the 4308a for the processing and amplification for 3 or 4 channels and the 3805 as just an amp for the remaining 4 or 3 channels?

Sorry if it's a daft question.

Thanks

Cam.

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RE: Using two AV Receivers?

Why would you want to do that? I'm not sure about your receivers. Some AV receivers have pre-outs enabling you to connect a Hi-Fi amplifier to run the 2 front speakers as stereo.

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RE: Using two AV Receivers?

Yes, it's probably possible, using the multichannel inputs of the 3805 to take connections from the preouts of the 4308, and using it to drive the surround channels.

But it's going to be a serious faff setting it all up, cabling, and balancing channels, so while it's worth a try, I have no idea what the results will be like or whether the effort will be worth it.

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RE: Using two AV Receivers?

Now says Andrew has replied and still can't see it! Soooo frustrating. Can a mod sort this?

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RE: Using two AV Receivers?

The veil of darkness has been lifted! Saudi internet for you..........

Well i suppose the reason I ask is it is supposedly better to bi-amp.  i have a "spare" 3805 witha  decnt amp rating, although the processing is outdated.  Just wondered....

I take it this balancing thing is difficult?

 

Thanks for the replies guys, couldn't see them for ages.

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RE: Using two AV Receivers?

If in doubt, clear your cache and refresh the page...

The balancing won't be difficult, just very fiddly. Once it's all set up it should be fine: provided, that is, there isn't a remote control clash between the two, so every command sent to one amp affects the other. There's also the possibility of hum when the two amps are connected together, but really you won't find out whether or not that'll happen unless you try.

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