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Which mixer? Many mixers come with line outs on RCA. For example, on the Mackie VLZ-Pro mixers, they're labeled Tape Output. Connect that to any analog line-level input on the back of your receiver (pretty much any input except phono). It could be labeled Line In, Tape in, Aux, CD, etc.
Edit: If you want to run audio through the mixer then back into the receiver, look for Tape In and Tape Out jacks at the back of your receiver. You can hook up the mixer like a cassette deck:
Receiver Tape out --> Mixer Line In --- Mixer Line Out --> Receiver Tape In.
You may have to engage some kind of Tape Monitor setting on the receiver. So itâ€™s like recording something on tape and then monitoring the output of the deck, only in this case the mixer takes the place of the cassette deck.
The RCA line in of the mixer might not be routed to its main mix by default. For that you may have to engage switches called Tape and Assign to Main or 2TK to Main or something like that, depending on the kind of mixer. Most mixers have a Tape switch that can send the RCA jackâ€™s input to the monitor or control room outputs. If you donâ€™t disengage it, turning on Assign to Main will result in some nasty feedback if the device connected to the RCA jacks sends what it gets into Tape In and reflects it into Tape Out. Receivers donâ€™t do this so you should be OK, but be on the lookout. Another option is to hook up the receiverâ€™s tape outputs to one of the regular mixer line inputs; you may need an adapter.