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Can an old Onkyo 875 Integrated Amp be use as a Power Amp?

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I have an Onkyo 875 and was hoping to upgrade to a Dolby Atmos pre-amp.

 

If I get a Dolby Atmos pre-amp, can I then use the Onkyo 875 as the Power Amp to power the speakers but not do any of the processing?

 

This way I can save a few dollars until I am ready to purchase a proper Power Amp?

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I might be wrong, but I don't think so. I was thinking the same thing for my Onkyo TX-NR906 as the amp stage has great output, but the digital/pre is now somewhat outdated.


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On 8/23/2017 at 8:54 PM, Serpeant said:

I have an Onkyo 875 and was hoping to upgrade to a Dolby Atmos pre-amp.

 

If I get a Dolby Atmos pre-amp, can I then use the Onkyo 875 as the Power Amp to power the speakers but not do any of the processing?

 

This way I can save a few dollars until I am ready to purchase a proper Power Amp?

I've actually heard people doing this by using the 7.1 analogue inputs on the receiver and setting the volume to suit but not sure of the results.

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Yes you can. Page 32 of the user manual is a good place to start.

 

Cheers,

Jason.

 

 

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