I just hooked up my Lsi 9's w/ a B&K ST2140 that I purchased.
I'm using the Lsi 9's for music only, however can I use the Main Out #2 on my Belles Pre with HT bypass? It seems that my Onkyo is controlling the volume. The Belles volume is not active. I have my emotiva xpa2 wired through Main Out #1 on the Belles that works fine for Bypass. I just want to make sure i'm actually using the Belles to control the B&K rather than the Onkyo acting as the Pre. Perhaps I'm just misunderstanding the entire concept?
Do I need a separate stand alone Preamp for this? Should I just take the Belles out of the emotiva equation? Also will I need a 2nd DAC in order to run both?