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    Default Could I use my reciever as a pre-pro?


    I was looking through the manual to my Pioneer Elite VSX-32 receiver and it says I could connect a seperate amplifier to each channel of the reciever by way of its pre-outs. Is this the conventional way to hook up external amps to my receiver? In the future I plan to purchase some higher end speakers then what I have now and wanted to use my VSX-32 as a pre-pro and buy an external amplifier(s). Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    I was looking through the manual to my Pioneer Elite VSX-32 receiver and it says I could connect a seperate amplifier to each channel of the reciever by way of its pre-outs. Is this the conventional way to hook up external amps to my receiver? In the future I plan to purchase some higher end speakers then what I have now and wanted to use my VSX-32 as a pre-pro and buy an external amplifier(s). Thanks guys!

    Yep. I used a Elite VSX-43TX as a Pre/Pro paired with a Rotel RMB-1095 Amplifier for years.

    I Highly Recommend It... going separates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    Yep. I used a Elite VSX-43TX as a Pre/Pro paired with a Rotel RMB-1095 Amplifier for years.

    I Highly Recommend It.
    My lord Bruzzi. That thing is a beast.
    L2W you will be missed.

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    I did the same with my Pioneer VSX-LX70 AVR and NAD M25 poweramp before I got the NAD M15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytime View Post
    My lord Bruzzi. That thing is a beast.
    Yep. It was built like a tank at about 80Lbs. I really miss it. I was able to put the sound at insane levels without getting any distortion. Good times... good times !!!

    The RMB-1095 was so heavy for my poor Ikea stand, I had to use another feet (not pictured) right beneath it :


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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    Yep. It was built like a tank at about 80Lbs. I really miss it. I was able to put the sound at insane levels without getting any distortion. Good times... good times !!!

    The RMB-1095 was so heavy for my poor Ikea stand, I had to use another feet (not pictured) right beneath it :


    Sweet Sony VHS player!
    L2W you will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytime View Post
    Sweet Sony VHS player!

    Sweet Innit ???

    I was using it as tuner for my Panasonic TH-50PHD8UK Display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mytime View Post
    Sweet Sony VHS player!
    I like that it has that nice, bright red arrow showing you where the tape goes. lol
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    That Rotel is indeed a beasty.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like production of multi-channel power amps has fallen off? It used to be that nearly everyone made one. Now, there are just a handful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent.memphis View Post
    That Rotel is indeed a beasty.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like production of multi-channel power amps has fallen off? It used to be that nearly everyone made one. Now, there are just a handful.


    Many mid-level (even some lower-level) Receivers are getting so good (and cheap) nowadays you don't really need to go separates anymore.
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    True, but it does limit your options when it comes to adding power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    Yep. I used a Elite VSX-43TX as a Pre/Pro paired with a Rotel RMB-1095 Amplifier for years.

    I Highly Recommend It... going separates.
    Cool thanks man! Now its time to save lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    Yep. It was built like a tank at about 80Lbs. I really miss it. I was able to put the sound at insane levels without getting any distortion. Good times... good times !!!

    The RMB-1095 was so heavy for my poor Ikea stand, I had to use another feet (not pictured) right beneath it :


    Wow that amp is big and pissed!!
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    I say go for it. Which amp you looking to get or what is your budget? I know Joerod has one he is selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    Wow that amp is big and pissed!!

    Yep... hehehehehehehe !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    I say go for it. Which amp you looking to get or what is your budget? I know Joerod has one he is selling.
    Im really not for sure actually. Im new to the home theater amplifier world being as before I only looked at AVRs. Ive seen alot of VERY expensive amps. Its seems that most amps are either mono amps or stereo amps. Is there many 3 or 5 channel amps out there? I would love to get a Rotel like Bruzzis or something with similar specs. Im wanting a 5 channel amp thats about 150-200 watts per channel. Prolly around $2,000 will be my budget.
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    Krell makes some damn fine 3-channel and 2-channel poweramps that can be used in combo. They're pretty costly first-hand but you could look for a bargain over either Audiogon or eBay. They have a 7-channel poweramp too, though I never had a chance to either try it or hear it at someone's place. Same applies to Bryston, who also offers a whopping 20-year warranty on all their products (w00t ).

    Rotel is still manufacturing and selling multichannel amplifiers up to 5 channels that come fairly cheap, though beware their new line is all class D. Unless you already know for sure you like the timber of class D devices, you should really try one in your setup prior to buying.

    NAD, McIntosh, NuForce and Emotiva should also be providing multichannel amplifiers, that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ev666il View Post
    Krell makes some damn fine 3-channel and 2-channel poweramps that can be used in combo. They're pretty costly first-hand but you could look for a bargain over either Audiogon or eBay. They have a 7-channel poweramp too, though I never had a chance to either try it or hear it at someone's place. Same applies to Bryston, who also offers a whopping 20-year warranty on all their products (w00t ).

    Rotel is still manufacturing and selling multichannel amplifiers up to 5 channels that come fairly cheap, though beware their new line is all class D. Unless you already know for sure you like the timber of class D devices, you should really try one in your setup prior to buying.


    NAD, McIntosh, NuForce and Emotiva should also be providing multichannel amplifiers, that I know of.
    Thanks ev666il! Good stuff. Thanks for the heads up. I have heard class D amps and I do not like the sound either. The only Class D I have enjoyed are subwoofer amps. Its kind of disapointing that Rotels new amps are class D. Thanks again man!
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    I've just been on Audiogon and there appears to be quite a handful of fairly priced Krell poweramps. If I were you, I would seriously take them into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ev666il View Post
    I've just been on Audiogon and there appears to be quite a handful of fairly priced Krell poweramps. If I were you, I would seriously take them into consideration.

    Glad I could help
    Cool I'll check em out. Thanks again!
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