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post #1 of 4 Old 12-15-2009, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
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I hope what I'm trying to achieve doesn't seem insane... but I'm curious about powering a set of rear speakers without connecting a full-on receiver to it.

Essentially, I'm trying to send rear L/R channels to the back of the room via a powerline adapter (which sends L/R audio over your electrical lines). The adapter works fine, but only provides a pair of RCA jacks - I need to figure out how to power my existing surround speakers.

Is there something out there that allows me to connect:
Powerline Adapter --RCA--> Amp? --Speaker Wire--> Speakers

Again, all I need to do is take in RCA L/R and power the speakers - no audio processing. Thoughts?
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You answered your own question.

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Okay, so I need to find something a la http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PTA2-2x40.../ref=pd_cp_e_1 ?
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Sure, if you can live with 10% distortion. Keep in mind that if your speakers are 8-ohm, you'll only be getting 20 watts per channel out of it. By comparision, most decent receivers these days put put 75-100 watts to the rear speakers.

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