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Schiit Freya S Preamplifier Review 2

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I am not sure why everyone makes HT bypass so complicated. Simple switcher such as Schiit SYS and you are done, no need to change current music hardware at all.
Could you explain please? I have a Freya+ for 2 channel listening and an Onkyo Rx 810 for HT. I can't figure out how to get the 2 systems to co-exist. Want to use the same Purifi amp and Revel F208 's on both but...
 

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Could you explain please? I have a Freya+ for 2 channel listening and an Onkyo Rx 810 for HT. I can't figure out how to get the 2 systems to co-exist. Want to use the same Purifi amp and Revel F208 's on both but...
You could run RCA cables from the Onkyo front pre outs to the Freya, then (probably XLR) cables from Freya to the Purifi, and speaker cables from the Purifi to your speakers. You would then use the Onkyo to get volume right for the surround speakers and the Freya to set the volume for the main speakers for movies, and you could disregard the Onkyo and select the source on the Freya for music... at least it seems like the pre outs on the Onkyo would probably let you set up this way.

If you don't have surround speakers and just use the Onkyo for video and stereo then this would definitely work. The Onkyo would just be a source to the Freya and you could max the volume on the Onkyo and control the volume with the Freya.
 

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You could run RCA cables from the Onkyo front pre outs to the Freya, then (probably XLR) cables from Freya to the Purifi, and speaker cables from the Purifi to your speakers. You would then use the Onkyo to get volume right for the surround speakers and the Freya to set the volume for the main speakers for movies, and you could disregard the Onkyo and select the source on the Freya for music... at least it seems like the pre outs on the Onkyo would probably let you set up this way.

If you don't have surround speakers and just use the Onkyo for video and stereo then this would definitely work. The Onkyo would just be a source to the Freya and you could max the volume on the Onkyo and control the volume with the Freya.
That might work. I have an Atmos set up for tv and movie watching. So I'd have to manually match the mains to the center and 4 surrounds manually using the Freya volume control when watching TV or movies?
 

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That might work. I have an Atmos set up for tv and movie watching. So I'd have to manually match the mains to the center and 4 surrounds manually using the Freya volume control when watching TV or movies?
It would probably work with the Freya in passive mode and at max volume, but it depends how the attenuation in the Denon works. You might try that first. Then you could use the Denon to control the volume of everything while using the surrounds.
 

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You could run RCA cables from the Onkyo front pre outs to the Freya, then (probably XLR) cables from Freya to the Purifi, and speaker cables from the Purifi to your speakers. You would then use the Onkyo to get volume right for the surround speakers and the Freya to set the volume for the main speakers for movies, and you could disregard the Onkyo and select the source on the Freya for music... at least it seems like the pre outs on the Onkyo would probably let you set up this way.

If you don't have surround speakers and just use the Onkyo for video and stereo then this would definitely work. The Onkyo would just be a source to the Freya and you could max the volume on the Onkyo and control the volume with the Freya.
This actually worked but had to use the tube buffer- couldn't hear the L/R speakers using the SS buffer. Have the Freya volume at max to somewhat equalize the volume between the AVR powered speakers and the 2 from the Freya. But damn does it sound good! Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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I was joking and was referencing the redneck comment.
I know- I'm laughing at my inability to hide the 10 million wires in my 3 systems. You can tell I'm a redneck at heart when looking at my industrial wire shelves. Plaster walls are a bitch.
 
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