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Faq Galaxy => Faq On Home Theater => Topic started by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 17:52

Title: Marrying your HT and stereo system
Post by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 17:52
No I don't mean you are marrying them... I mean that you have a hot rod stereo and don;t want to sacrifice that, but would love a surround system at the same time
Title: Re: Marrying your HT and stereo system
Post by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 17:53
1: Receiver + Stereo integrated Amp

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/siriusc/av/surroundstereo1.png)

Pro
stereo integrated amps are a dime a dozen (well almost, and even older ones are quite good sounding)

Con
two pre-amp stages will mess with the signal upredictably
controlling volume between CD and DVD listening will be a challenge

Title: Re: Marrying your HT and stereo system
Post by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 17:54
2: Receiver + Stereo power Amp

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/siriusc/av/surroundstereo1a.png)

Title: Re: Marrying your HT and stereo system
Post by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 17:55
3: Receiver + Stereo Pre/ Power Amp

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/siriusc/av/surroundstereo2.png)

Pro
quick way to add surround to existing stereo setup

Con
messy
see #1
 
Title: Re: Marrying your HT and stereo system
Post by: SiriuslyCold on March 15, 2007, 18:00
Course, a money no object system would have equally good speakers and amplification all round

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/siriusc/av/surroundstereo2a.png)