Connecting a A/V receiver to another as a pre amp.


Aug 24, 2016
I have an early 2000 Pioneer Elite A/V receiver (#1). I do not have enough inputs for all my equipment. I just picked up another Elite receiver (#2) with Pre Amp Outs. I hooked it up tonight and I get sound but no video. I connected RCA cables from VCR2 out on #2 to VCR2 In on #1.

Now, receiver #2 amps are shot. I did try hooking up a speaker to it and there is definitely a short.. I immediately disconnected it. I did open it up, and by using the schematics removed 3 of the 4 fuses. From what I understand they are to the amps. The front panel and everything still seems to work. Just wondering if the video is connected to one. Just wanted to have all the info out there.

I appreciate any advice. Thanks.
Connecting the receivers with 2 channel analog will not get you digital surround sound even if the #2 receiver worked. Get an external input selector with adequate inputs. Simpler and easier to use.