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  1. Hola Amigos. I've had my speaker system now for around a year and a half. It's my first foray into "proper" hifi and as such, my emphasis when planning, purchasing and setting up was on lounge-room home theater. I have absolutely loved it thus far, I make full use of it every weekend with a movie or two (always at full noise of course), and every night as normal use while watching TV. Months ago, I invested in a Turntable, Phono Stage and have been collecting vinyl since. The phono connects to my Yamaha Aventage A710, and as my speaker setup through the Yamy has my fronts set as 'small' and xover at 60hz, I always just left it as is for movies. The reason for this thread, is that I only listen to music in Straight, which utalises the use of the subwoofer and the front floor standers. I've always felt that my floorstanders lacked bass, but the sub more than made up for them. However, with music, I always felt there was something missing. I felt myself straining and longing for more mid-low "punch" and thump. Sure, the sub produces fast, fantastic and clear low end bass, almost effortlessly, more than enough for my taste, but I still couldn't help feeling something was missing during music, and if I turned the sub off (power), most bass was lost. A couple of weeks ago, I changed the settings on the amp to accept the floorstanders as Large, and Do Not Use for the sub. I dropped XX by The XX onto the platter, lowered the arm and was instantly greeted by the sound I'd been searching for. It was a 'drop-to-your-knees-and-wave-your-hands-in-the-air' moment for me. I sat back and enjoyed a full range of frequencies delivered by my left and right channels alone. I can't believe how much bass they produce without the sub and more importantly, how low they go. I never knew a 10" driver in a floorstander can vibrate my back through the couch with the sub off. Suffice to say, all my music listening is now L/R only. Now, I want more from my music, in particular, from the power source. And therein lies the problem; I still watch movies, and so now I have to go into settings and change the configuration every time I want to play music, or watch a bluray/tv. This is annoying, and got me thinking. I know I can change my receiver to accept front speaker passthrough and run a dedicated 2 channel amp through, but that means I have to get a new receiver as well as a new amp. In the future, we'd like to build our next home and part of the plan is to build a dedicated theater room, and have a seperate 2 channel system, but for now, how do you think this will work?: My current floorstanders' cable runs to a terminal in the wall (see crap phone photo below), fed to the reciever in the front left corner of the room (the only place for it). What if I kept that configuration as is, bought a dedicated 2 channel amp, and placed it and the turntable between the speakers as they are, and ran another set of speaker cables to my speakers directly. I would have both the cables from the receiver, AND the decicated 2 chan setup connected to the speakers at the same time, however, only one would be on/playing at any one time, of course. The cable from the receiver plugs into the speakers via banana plugs, the cable from the 2chan amp would connect to the same speaker terminal via spades. I would be able to keep all my settings on the receiver for tv and movies, then turn the receiver off, turn on the tt and 2chan amp and play some music at a much higher quality than my receiver will ever dream of producing. Is this even feasable? Has anyone done this before? If so, what was the outcome? Does it have any implications for the receiver or would it not even matter as long as the receiver is not sending a signal? Am I dreaming? If so, do I have any other options? Sorry for the long post... Kind regards, Elyas
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