I have no preouts...

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  1. Andrew S

    Andrew S Stunt Coordinator

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    A while back I upgraded my Sony speakers to some Paradigm Monitors that I feel I got for a good price. My only complaint is that I have an entry level receiver, a Panasonic SAHE70, which I am mostly satisfied with. My concern is now that I have to turn the volume up louder on the receiver to achieve the same levels I did with my older speakers, and although there doesn't seem to be any problems with my receiver, I still feel like I'm pushing it. I have an old Sansui amplifiier that I could power the speakers with, but my entry-level receiver does not have any preouts. What I'm wondering is if there is some way to use the Sansui amp - is it possible to convert the speaker level outputs to RCA outputs with some sort of adapter, and would this be beneficial? Or would I be better off using my receiver still?

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    It can be done easily, but may not be of much benefit to you (unless the Sansui is considerably more power). Save up and get a better receiver.
     
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    If you were really handy with a soldering iron, and hunting down signals, you could add your own to your receiver. I did it to my Yamaha, but that's not really a viable solution for 99% of the people. My advice would be, like said above, maybe get a better receiver, and a nice amp. I would suggest maybe checking ebay out, you could snag some decent components for fairly cheap. I picked up a nice Bryston 4B (400w x2 @4ohm) for about $600us a while back. I'm sure they have decent receivers to fit any budget.
     

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