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Adding 2 extra channels to pair a MC7205 with a MX119 pre/pro

I'd like to move my MC7205 into my theater and pair it with my MX-119, but I'll need an extra 2 channels of power to run the 7.1 feature.  Is adding another stereo amp to the Mx-119 pretty straightforward, or is there something I should be mindful of?  Can I connect the MC7205 to the MX-119 using the serial cable and then use RCAs to connect the other two channels, or will that mess with something the wrong way?
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  • jbomber Feb 09, 2008

    Yes, there's always the $5000+ solution of purchasing a used 7-channel amp, but I'm looking for a more cost-effective solution that will work with what I've already got.

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Yes, you can connect the MX119 'Multi-Amp' output connection to the MC7205 using a 'Parallel' 25-pin cable. It will send Front_L/R/Center/Surround_L/R signals (5 total) to the MC7205, then use a separate pair of RCAs cable to connect the 2 back-surround signals to another 2-channel amp and you are all set.

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