Post by silverfoxvtx on Mar 19, 2017 13:57:51 GMT -5
Hello, I have a New Yamaha A2060 receiver......I am hooking up a 2 channel XPA Gen3 amp to the 2 front towers. On the back of the receiver is pre-outs red and white.....which goes to the amp? Does it matter?Is red for the right speaker or does it matter?
Post by knucklehead on Mar 19, 2017 14:02:28 GMT -5
It matters greatly if you like stereo sound with the proper sound stage. Red preamp out is for the right side - white is left. The area in white is your preamp out jacks. Use the front L/R (white/red) jacks to the amp. This will also free up two amp channels in the AVR - you can reassign those two amp channels for zone II or you can leave them idle.
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As said it doesn't matter as long as you keep things arranged correctly
Since the amp has lights in the front I like the lights to be correct as Left and Right so on the back connections I us the Left side of the amp for Right and the Right side of the amp as Left this make the lights correct for R/L in the front.
For HT amp connections (7 channel) I start at the amps back left connections and go R back-surround, R side-surround, R Front, Center, L Front, L side-surround, L rear-surround
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Given how anemic HT amps are, if you offload the front channels to an outboard amp, that is all to-the-good. You'll have slightly more power to allot to the remaining speakers hooked to the receiver.
I'd also like to see a small monoblock used for the 'center'. That'll Really Help!
Guys, you are 100% about Red = Right.
Look at the far left of the back panel of the receiver. Small R or L in a white circle next to the appropriate input line.
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