Speakers Without Receiver?

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  1. Louisp

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    Is it possible to have a 5.1 speaker setup without using a receiver?
     
  2. John Garcia

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    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.
     
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    Yes, it will just be very quiet. [​IMG] Maybe you could post a bit more information about what you are trying to achieve without the receiver?
     
  4. ScottCHI

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultras would be fine for a small space.
     

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