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Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Louisp, Nov 18, 2004.
Is it possible to have a 5.1 speaker setup without using a receiver?
Yes, if all the speakers are self powered, but you would still need a preamp to control volume. A receiver provides all your processing, preamplification and amplification needs in one box.
Yes, it will just be very quiet. Maybe you could post a bit more information about what you are trying to achieve without the receiver?
if your player has multichannel analog outs, you can use it to do your processing. you can use the player to adjust individual speaker levels and distances, but you'll still need a way to adjust the overall volume.
Computer speakers usually have amps built in the sub for all the speakers. There are a few sets that are about the same quality as a cheap HTIB.
Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultras would be fine for a small space.