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wireless rear surround speakers

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Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I got a pioneer 1019 ahk reciever for Christmas. Man is it a great reciever. I wanted to hook up some rear wireless speakers so I bought a pair of JBL wireless 2.4Ghz speakers. The problem is I didn't realize that the transmitter needs a preamp signal and the reciever only has amplified outputs for rear surround. I am not electrically inclined, but it seems that a RCA to wire adapter, while good in theory, would blow the transmitter. Is that right? If I am right in that assumption, is there another way to get a preamp signal from the reciever to be recognized as the rear surround speakers? The speakers work great in zone 2, but I am scared to connect them to the rear speaker output. Thanks!

Dean
post #2 of 5
You are quite likely to damage the transmitters by connecting them to amplified outputs. You'll want to look for a device that will convert the speaker-level signal back to a line-level signal to feed the wireless transmitter. Here's one example of what to look for, but it's just the first thing that popped up when I Googled, so do some product research before buying anything: http://www.amazon.com/XANTECH-SLLC1-.../dp/B000P0UE38

Your other alternative would be to return the receiver for one with pre-amp outputs for all channels.
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Thread Starter 
That's what I thought was the answer. Thanks Roboray!

So does anyone else have a Pioneer 1019 AH-K and know if there is some way to turn zone 2 outputs into rear surround speakers?
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Originally Posted by deano7 View Post

That's what I thought was the answer. Thanks Roboray!

So does anyone else have a Pioneer 1019 AH-K and know if there is some way to turn zone 2 outputs into rear surround speakers?

JBL sells a later version of the JBL wireless surround system which will work with both pre-amp and amp outputs. It is also sold on Amazon. Just do a search. The later JBl system is much better than the original system which you have. The earlier system would disconnect very quickly in the absence of a signal. Just read the criticisms on Amazon which are quire correct. i have both JBL witreless systems. Return youyr JBL system for the later system-you will be much happier and it will work with your 1019!
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Thanks Feisty! I looked on Amazon and I saw what looked like the same prosuct for $50 more, but there was no description and it just looked like the same ones I have. Is that the right model? Can you help a brother out and post a link of the exact name of the unit? I would sure appreciate it!

Dean
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