Hi Mad,

No, it wouldn't matter if you're using a receiver as a preamp (even if it's a receiver that shuts down driving 4-ohm loads) because the preamp output is a low-level signal (a couple of volts) incapable of powering speakers. It only has to drive the input section of your 1095 power amplifier, which it can do with 1 volt.

When you hook up an AV receiver to use its pre-out signals only, the amplifier section in the receiver goes unused.

Regards,
Alan
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