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Connecting 2 stereo amplifiers using one as a preamp and the other as a booster

How do I interconnect two amplifiers to use one as a preamp and one as a booster for my rear speakers? I have a Pioneer VSX 454 with surround sound. I want to hook up a Marantz 1060 to boost the sound to my rear speakers.

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Re: connecting 2 stereo amplifiers using one as a preamp...

I would take from the tape out of the pioneer and feed into the aux input of the marantz you will then have to adjust the volume levels on each amp as required

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  • The Channel 2 level control should be turned all the way down. Turning it up will amplify common-mode noise.
  • The + speaker terminal is connected to the red binding post for Channel 1 and the - speaker terminal is connected to the red binding post for Channel 2. Neither side of the load should be grounded.
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