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    Hey all, I've been doing some reading lately of the benefits you're bound to get by connecting your speakers to an Amp vs an A/V Receiver and I think I'm going to go for the jump and get this Amplifier: http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/.../products/xpa2

    However, I'm having trouble figuring out how I would get the amp hooked up to the receiver, I've read that you need to use the pre-out on your receiver but I don't get where it would connect to on your amp. Now, mind you I'm knowledgeable on connections such as LFE, RCA, HDMI, connecting speakers, etc, so I know some stuff. But if I connect the amp to the receiver via pre-out, how would I go about connecting my subwoofer as well? (preferred; LFE). The receiver I have is the Onkyo TX-NR717. Here's a picture of the back: http://www.hificorner.co.uk/media/ca...9x9999.png.jpg

    The amp will primarily be used for listening to music in 2 channel powering 2 RTi A7's.

    Thanks a lot for any feedback as I'm new to amps completely and am unfamiliar with some of the connections it uses.
    Last edited by Silverfang2340; 07-17-2012 at 01:49 AM.
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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    Pre Out front into the amp useing RCA.
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    Ok, cool, thank you!
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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    So basically, the amp would be powering the fronts and I would still be able to switch between sources on the A/V and still get audio (PS3, TV, CD, etc) Also, I'd still be able to use my sub connected to one of the Sub pre-outs on the receiver while the amp is being used, correct?
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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    Correct.

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    Great, and I'll assume if I ever get the XPA-3, I can just connect that amp to preouts center, and surround for 5.1 running from both amps.

    Gotcha, thanks a lot
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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    Correct again.

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    Where are you from? The UK link has me confused.
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    Front amp-Adcom GFA 555>Polk Audio LSi9's(Vr3 Castle Mods)
    Center amp-Adcom GFA 5400>Polk Audio LSi9 bi-wired(Vr3 Castle Mod)
    Surrounds-Polk Audio F/X500's<Onkyo TX-NR808
    Sub-Velodyne SPL-1000R

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    Quote Originally Posted by hertz9753 View Post
    Where are you from? The UK link has me confused.
    Sorry, I just pulled up a large image from google lol. I'm from the US
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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