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Old 12-27-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hi all, I just got a Pioneer VSX-LX503 9.2 channel receiver, upgrading from my Denon 7.2.

I understand that you can expand to 11.2 if you run a line out to a separate 2-channel amp.

But my question is, can you use an old 5.1 receiver instead, or does it specifically have to be a 2-channel amp?

I have an old Sony 5.1 workhorse (so old it doesn't have HDMI inputs). But I'm guessing I can just run the line in to one of the RCA inputs on it, connect the two rear Atmos speakers to the main L-R inputs, and that'll work?

If not, anybody have recommendations for a 2-channel amp that wont break the bank?
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hey RJ, it's not a 2 channel amp it needs, it just needs two channels of the desired/needed amount of power. could be from 2 monoblocks, a 2 channel or a 50 channel amp, it just needs two channels of amplification! as long as your sony has either a stereo or multichannel input (not phono) it will be just fine.

your good to go whatever you choose to use!
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Ok cool, that's what I thought, it's just the manual for the receiver specifically says a 2-channel power amp.
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