I know this has been discussed but i am still confused on how to use my front L/R speakers with both my 2 chanel system and Home Theater system. This is what i currently have.
Rotel RSX-1058 AV receiver. 5.1
Cary 120s 2 channel amp
Calypso 2 channel preamp
This is what i would like to do:
Connect TT and CD player directly to 2 channel preamp to 2 channel amp with front L/R speakers for 2 channel music. these front speakers are connected to the 2 channel amp, not the Rotel receiver.
Connect DVD player to Rotel via HDMI (or multichannel). Rotel feeds center, sub, and surround speakers
Front L/R pre out from Rotel to 2 channel preamp in bypass mode.
The idea is that when i listen to 2 channel sources like TT and CD, the feed goes directly to 2 channel preamp and amp which is connected directly to the front L/R speakers.
To view and listen to DVDs, the Rotel would server as the processor, feed the center, sub, and surround speakers, but the front L/R speakers would be driven by the 2 channel amp via the preouts from the receiver (after going through bypass on the preamp.
However, this does not seem to work. A call to Rotel tech support has given me some convoluted solution using the 2 channel out from the dvd player, using the tape outs, all going back through the Rotel.
Is this just a Rotel issue or am I missing something here??