The pass-thru bypasses the circuitry and volume control in the preamp. You should also be able to use the tape loop.
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Yes, the "pass through" has no gain, so it just gives your amp whatever showed up at the input. This is useful for setting the level controls of your pre/processor so you get consistent results. Plus there is less distortion since you bypass the vol. control on the preamp. You will however be feeding the same amp for 2 ch and for 5 ch., so you will probably want a 2 channel amp and a 3 channel amp.