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Old 06-03-2021, 07:57 AM
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Default Re: Stereo receiver as power amp?

Hmmm, this is getting a bit confusing so I will give some generic info.
1-to run passive(unpowered) speakers from the 003R, you need a stereo( or 2-channel) power amp. While a hifi receiver will work, it may not work well because of 2 things: it may not have a truly flat response(coloring the sound) and, more importantly, the RCA inputs are designed for a -10 signal while the 003 is designed to deliver a +4 signal(much hotter).
2-any PA power amp is likely to work and there are some budget-friendly options like Behringer iNuke series or look on the used market, maybe for an amp from Hafler or Alesis. Get something with higher output(watts) than your speakers as clipping a low power amp will fry speakers faster than a clean signal.
3-powered studio monitors are an alternative(and probably a better one) but do some research and try not to buy on price alone. Some good budget speakers include the JBL 306mk II, Presonus Eris 7 and the Kali Audio LP6(?).
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:14 AM
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Hah,Hah! So fun to read this! I had an old JVC receiver 35 years ago that I used in college that got me thru a tough time with ESS speakers.
When I got some dough, I got some good near fields and bought a Bryston 3B Amp until I upgraded again. Those were the days-:)

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