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    Default A9 amp/preamp question

    I just ordered and have not received yet pair of A9's. I was planning on running my left and right channels of an Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver to a 555 adcom amp. I just read something about using a receiver that has preamps out. I am pretty sure my reciver does not. Will this be a problem?

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    i found a zone 2 option that treats the 515 as a preamp basically. Not exactly what I had in mind. I still would like to know what happens if I connect the 555 directly to the amp? I have 10 more days still to return this amp. So another question is what would be a a good recommend (under $1000 and hopefully lower) receiver to use with the A9's?

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    If you would like to stay with Onkyo, look at the 8xx series for an AVR with pre-outs. Check accessories4less.com for a returned unit for a great price. Just check around for a unit from Pioneer, Harmon, Yamaha, maranta or any of the usual manufacturers.
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    You can't connect an amp to a receiver without the preouts, if your receiver doesn't have any then buy one that does. Many to choose from, new/used.

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    The Pioneer SC 1522k will fit your needs.

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    I bought a Onkyo TX-NR809 after double checking that it does have preouts. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Thinking of getting a pair of these and running off of 2 audiosource amp 310's in bridge mode, do they need this kind of power to operate well at high volume levels?

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    Bridged mode at higher volumes probably isn't going to sound too good with those amps. Buy a real 2 channel amp from Adcom, B&k, Parasound, etc. For around 400 bucks used.

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