Reply to "New AV Receiver For 4K"

BPou posted:

I have a 272/300 DR that I use for music.  I want to add AV for movies/surround by adding a receiver that can handle 4K.  But, I want to to main channels to continue be driven by the 272/300.  For movies, the AV receiver would do the decoding and pass the two main channels to the 272/300.  How do I do that?  I don't want to have two separate set of speakers driven separated systems.  I want to integrate as transparently as possible.  

You need to buy a AV receiver which has pre-outs for the front two channels.  The base level models don't but from mid-range Uk they do.  Then run a pair of RCA cables from the pre-out to one of the analogue inputs of the 272; for that input set it to "AV Fixed Volume" (within the Setup / Inputs menu). 

Now balance the channel volumes / set distance delays (or run auto setup) as normal.  The front channels will be amplified by your Naim the rest amplified by the AV Receiver.

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