Dual purpose amp

I have an amp with both balanced and unbalanced inputs. My AVR is connected to the unbalanced.  Any reason not to connect another source to the balanced aslong so long as the balanced and unbalanced are not powered at the same time?   


As long as your amplifier has an input selection switch, you can have them both connected and also sending a signal, and switch between inputs.

Two caveats:

  1. Depending on the amplifier's circuitry, you may get noise or signal bleed from the unselected input.
  2. If the amplifier manufacturer didn't implement the input selection properly, then something very bad could happen. Generally speaking this shouldn't be an issue.

I don't understand why you'd want to connect an AVR to an amplifier. What are you trying to do?



Some people don’t know the difference between an AVR and an AVP, some just use the terms invariably, like I use to 😀