Using headphone out for speakers???

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  1. DudleyS

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    I have a Denon 3300 AVR with a 5.1 setup. I recently purchased some speakers for the patio and was wondering if it would be OK to connect the speakers (via an adaptor) to the headphone out jack on the front panel. It sure would be easier to switch to those speakers via the "h/p output" button on the remote. Could this harm the receiver or speakers in any way? Thanks in advance. Dudley
     
  2. John S Choi

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    You would need a amp. or amplified speaker.
     
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    Dudley,

    First, welcome to the Forum!

    To answer your question, it won’t hurt your receiver or speakers. How well it works, however, will depend on how loud you think the patio speakers will play when they’re driven by about ¼ watt per channel. ‘Cause that’s about all a headphone jack will put out.

    Bottom line, John is right. You will need an outboard amplifier or some powered speakers.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Well, I guess that answers that question. Thanks alot.
    Dudley
     

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