For about a year I've had a pair of Play5 speakers and Connect connected to my Cambridge Audio Azure 551R receiver. Connected to my receiver is a Tivo, Apple TV, and a turntable. This setup has worked great for this past year, however I have since disconnected the other traditional speakers from the receiver and am now left with just the Play5’s. I am also now experiencing issues with sound when powering on the system which after some troubleshooting I've determined to be related to loose HDMI ports on the receiver.
My question is since I am no longer powering anything could I not just replace the receiver with an HDMI switch? Something like the Octava UHD41? https://octavainc.com/hdmi-switch-hd41arc/
If so could my turntable be connected directly to the Connect (I do have a preamp)? I also control all of my current system with a Harmony Companion remote. Would I be able to control volume of the Connect/Play5 grouping with it?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!