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I have an old Kenwood receiver Model KR-796. It is in

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I have an old Kenwood receiver Model KR-796. It is in like-new condition and I would like to connect it to a surround sound system. Is this possible, and if it is, what do I need to do it?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Hi Debby ,, I`m Jack

This unit could be used to drive external speakers like a zone 2 for example or even subwoofers .

This depends much on your actual setup and receiver

Do you have the model number of that surround receiver ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't have the surround receiver. What would you recommend?
Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

O.k then I thought you wanted to add this one to an existing system .

You have only this receiver at this time ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I moved into a house that has the inputs and the speakers but no receiver. I want to hook into that.
Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Yes I`m sure its possible , this receiver can be hooked up to 5 speakers , that is 2 front ,2 rear and one center

Now you are going to need to figured which is which in your house wiring

Do you have the manual that comes with it ?

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

sorry , never mind that link

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Sorry about that but this is a stereo receiver so you will not get surround out of it , at best stereo sound from the front speakers which is still much better than tv speakers alone

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

To add to that today ;

This receiver could still be used in concert with a surround amplifier if you have other speakers built into the house or even with passive sub-woofers

You can get a decent surround receiver for around $350

I could help you with the interconnects between those two but not with the house wiring obviously as I cannot be there .

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