Marantz NR1608.....pre-out

Hello
I was looking at the NR1608 manual, trying to find out how to use the pre-out for main front speakers, but it's not very clear
Can I use an external amp to power the front mains, and leave the receiver handle other speakers (center, front heights and surrounds)?
I can't find it in the manual........
Thanks
RTiA5 + CSiA4
No surround...yet
Pioneer VSX920

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,466
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Yes, I do exactly that.
    Welcome back! You missed me, didn't you?
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Panels, Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Panels, Traps
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,602
    French_guy wrote: »
    Hello
    I was looking at the NR1608 manual, trying to find out how to use the pre-out for main front speakers, but it's not very clear
    Can I use an external amp to power the front mains, and leave the receiver handle other speakers (center, front heights and surrounds)?
    I can't find it in the manual........
    Thanks

    Yep just run a pair of rca cables from the pre outs to the amp, then connect the speaker cable for the mains to the amp. Make sure amp is on and run audyssey. Proceed as usual!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 284
    I've been posting several times about a new receiver for my RTia5 and CSia4......
    I have now a 75" 4k TV, and was finally able to sell (just this morning) my old Pioneer VSX 920 receiver ($100...I think it was a good price)
    Now, I really need to pull the trigger on a new receiver !
    Still not sure which one to get though.....looking for the best quality/price compromise I guess
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 284
    mdaudioguy wrote: »

    How do you like your NR1608?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,976
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,602
    French_guy wrote: »
    I've been posting several times about a new receiver for my RTia5 and CSia4......
    I have now a 75" 4k TV, and was finally able to sell (just this morning) my old Pioneer VSX 920 receiver ($100...I think it was a good price)
    Now, I really need to pull the trigger on a new receiver !
    Still not sure which one to get though.....looking for the best quality/price compromise I guess

    I would grab the SR5012 in accessories4less if that's where you are looking. Or the DENON AVR-X3400H. I had a Marantz NR for awhile in the bedroom rig, and while its great for what it is, moving up to the SR was a clear step up in sound quality.

    Of all the AVRs I've owned (and I have owned a lot), the Denon AVR-X4200w I am currently running in the living room is my fav, but marantz and yamaha also make really good AVRs. Basically find one that has the features you want/need, and preouts, and you should be golden.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 216
    I love my NR1607 feeding pre-out to the ol 1060 using the L/R bypass and Direct settings for stereo listening. Works very well. I have tried feeding both the aux input and directly into the power amp of the 1060. I prefer the aux input and having a little more gain and tone controls to warm things up. Good stuff! x1vzf9uqlk1k.jpeg
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7C’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,030
    French_guy wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »

    How do you like your NR1608?
    Does precisely what I wanted/needed - allows for a separate amp to drive my main speakers, while handling the other three quite easily, and is slim enough to fit in my cabinet.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,030
    JayMX wrote: »
    I love my NR1607 feeding pre-out to the ol 1060 using the L/R bypass and Direct settings for stereo listening. Works very well. I have tried feeding both the aux input and directly into the power amp of the 1060. I prefer the aux input and having a little more gain and tone controls to warm things up. Good stuff!

    I like that modern/retro combo!
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,030
    F1nut wrote: »

    Howdy back at you, Jesse. B)
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