Originally Posted by anm
Thanks i30krab. Well, let me brief on the background. I do not have budget to buy an expensive AVR - so what if I buy a lower end AVR today, and upgrade to a new AVR later? Can I somehow reuse it in the upgraded setup?
so - avrnew's left front and right front via preamp --> old avr's input --> front left/ right speakers.
While avrnew's surround channels --> surround speakers
Has anyone tried this kind of chaining of AVRs?
If you want to reuse the less expensive AVR now and add it to a future system make sure it has a preamp out so you have a choice of using it as a separate power amp or preamp.
You may need a power amp to drive some surround speakers so buy the best you can afford now and you'll be happier later on.