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Is this receiver capable of speaker signal output to "A pair" AND "B pair" AND subwoofer AND center channel simultaneously? How do I program that? Can this receiver be used as a pre-amp for switching only?

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According to the manual, which you should have:

1st question: No "A" and "B" choice, just one set of Front speakers. Center speaker, yes. It requires a self-amplified subwoofer.

2nd question: In the manual. Select Speaker Sizes, presence, distances and other parameters. Run Test Tone for relative volume of each.

3rd question: Yes, for stereo material only. It has no multichannel Line Level pre-outs.

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