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Old 05-11-2008   #7
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Default Re: What use is an old AVR receiver when upgrading to a new one?

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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?

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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.
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It goes in the garage, or other rooms, when they are too old 5+ years Goodwill!
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make sure it has a preamp out so you have a choice of using it as a separate power amp or preamp.
I guess you mean NEW AVR should have pre-amp out. And not the old one? As I want to use the old one as an AMP.

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It goes in the garage, or other rooms, when they are too old 5+ years Goodwill!
Hey wes! I don't have a garage :-( I live in New Delhi, and being a migrant from another city, it is impossible for me to afford a decent house with garage and all. Only those who are super rich, or those who have inherited can have houses of that kind. I live in a matchbox!

On the electronics front, in India, we get fairly outdated products and on those we are over charged 2-3 times more than in the US. So I would wait for around a year or so when HDMI dust settles down a bit. 5 years down the line, everything would get outdated, except, I guess the speakers.

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I guess you mean NEW AVR should have pre-amp out. And not the old one? As I want to use the old one as an AMP.

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Your original quote'
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?

I mean the new lower end AVR should have a pre-amp out.
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I mean the new lower end AVR should have a pre-amp out.
Thanks i30krab. So this sounds feasible - has anyone actually tried it at home?

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