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Running 5.1 through stereo speakers

There are a number of posts regarding this, but I am stuck trying to use both my avr and my better 2 channel setup at the same time. I have tried using the passive outs of both a Marantz and Onkyo 5.1 receiver into my stereo pre, and using the rear outputs of the avr. It appears that when the passive is engaged, the receiver goes to two channel (direct) and no output through the avr amp.
The only way I can figure to do this is to run front outputs of both amplifiers through a pair of switching units with two inputs, one output for each channel. I guess I can do this, but it seems like there should be a better way. Any suggestions?

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Topic - Running 5.1 through stereo speakers - sam@edelmannpgh.us 15:54:41 11/27/18 (1)


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