Is this a good idea?

I'm trying to figure out how to switch between a ht set up and a 2 channel setup. Would there be any issue with me connecting the front left and right pre output from a ht receiver to a spare input on a tube preamp?

Equipment
polk sda 2b
brown audio labs tube preamp
odyssey stratos
Marantz HT Receiver

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,862
    No, I did it that way for a while. You just need a db meter app on your phone to get the front speakers in line with the rest using the AVRs white noise test tone thingy mcjabber function due to having 2 volume knobs while in "HT mode".
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  • pearsall001
    pearsall001 Posts: 4,743
    I'm trying to figure out how to switch between a ht set up and a 2 channel setup. Would there be any issue with me connecting the front left and right pre output from a ht receiver to a spare input on a tube preamp?

    Equipment
    polk sda 2b
    brown audio labs tube preamp
    odyssey stratos
    Marantz HT Receiver

    Set the volume on the pre at 12:00, make sure you change the input to your chosen HT input. You now control the volume with the Marantz. You might have to run the white noise just to check how the fronts sound. Maybe a slight tweak on the pre volume to get things matched up. Once you find the correct volume now you know where to set the pre volume when in HT mode.
    "2 Channel & 11.2 HT "
    Two Channel:
    KEF R3 monitors
    Schiit Audio Freya S pre
    Parasound HALO A21+ 2 channel amp
    Bluesound NODE 2i streamer
    Border Patrol SEi DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    KEF KC62 sub


    Home Theater:
    Full blown 11.2 set up.