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Old 30th January 2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a passive HT receiver? I have a 6-channel class-d amp I put together and would like to use it for a HT setup. I can only seem to find HT receivers with amplifiers already built in.

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Old 30th January 2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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A receiver has an amp in it. A pre amp doesn't. You may be looking for a pre amp and a tuner.

BTW most receivers nowadays have pre amp outputs to bypass the internal amp.
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Old 31st January 2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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Sorry, guess my wording was a bit wrong. Maybe I should have said Home Theater preamp/decoder? I've come across plenty of HT receivers with pre outs, but I really don't want one with an amplifier inside that will never get used. Still can't find one with just pre outs.
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Old 31st January 2006, 02:22 PM   #4
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This is a "reasonably" priced model that came to mind. There may be others at or below this price point, and you can spend a lot more if you wish. Outlaw products I've seen reviewed generally were looked uponfavorably, for what that is worth. I've never seen one, much less heard one.


Throwing your revised definition (less the /processor) into Google came up with a bunch of options: Search results
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Old 31st January 2006, 11:51 PM   #5
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Those Outlaw units look nice, but a little bit more than I was looking to spend. There doesn't seem to be any "budget" HT preamps out there, cheapest I have found is $600+. Its strange you can find boat loads of HT receivers for under $200. Somehow NOT having amplified channels makes them worth more.
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Old 1st February 2006, 01:56 AM   #7
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What you are running into is the marketplace. People not wanting to spend money buy receivers. People building component systems are not looking for cheap. Your quest is the same thing as looking for a disposable camera with changeable telephoto lenses.

Seems that getting a full featured receiver and ignoring the power amp is the economical way to go. The choice being waste money or waste circuitry.
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Old 1st February 2006, 05:24 AM   #8
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The only other one I know of is the YBA Audio Refinement Pre-5. It is about the same price as the Outlaw with "less" features. For some reason Google won't find the YBA homepage.... makes you wonder if Andre' has quit the business.

Or you DIY a unit of your own.

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