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Hi Albert's Fish,
I remember that unit. A high-school friend of mine had one in the early 70's. We used it to make tapes for the car from our albums, before the world moved on to cassette.
You can hook standard 8 ohm speakers up to it, using those RCA jacks. But it was pretty under-powered, only around 5 or 10 watts per channel. It was really low-end, but had the very cool feature of being able to record 8-track tapes from LPs. But the recording mechanism was mechanical, and sometimes it would record with bad track alignment, so you would occasionally hear two songs at once on some car 8-track players. Many a bad recording flew out the car window.
The receiver itself was painful to listen to, probably because of the poor quality of the speakers. Didn't matter, that's not what we used it for. We made tapes. Not good tapes, but that didn't matter either.