First time poster here.
I'm currently looking for a relatively inexpensive A/V receiver for my small apartment. I'm looking to connect a PS3 (HDMI), Cable Box (HDMI), Technics turntable (RCA), and iPod (RCA) to the receiver. I was also looking at using my existing pair of active speakers (KRK Rokit 5s) as the output. After doing some research, I found that I can do this by connecting the pre-outs of the receiver to the back of my speakers.
1. Will the receiver automatically decode digital audio and convert to send out through the analog pre-outs for my speakers? Or will I have to use passive speakers in a more traditional setup?
2. Recommendations of a receiver that can accomplish this? Or any workarounds?
Apologizes for my lack of receiver knowledge. Thanks everyone!