First off I own a Denon 3808ci receiver. I am going to be buying the Emotiva XPA-5 here shortly. I plan on using my Denon Receiver for the surround rear channels. So.....here are my questions, and remember I have never used external amps before.
- So when I send the signal via the pre-amp out terminals of the Denon Receiver the internal amplifiers shut off for the channels that are sent to the Emotiva amp?
- Since I will be using only two surround rear channels of the receiver the rear surrounds will be getting the full 130 wpc as stated in the manual, i.e. with two channels driven?
- Is there any way ( or any reason to ) to use the Denon receiver front channel amplifier to power the surround rear? I think I read that they provide 140 wpc with only two channels driven.
Again noob questions here, but I have just been thinking about it.