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So my Dad has an A-bus audio disribution set up. It uses line input for audio distribution.

What should the input to the a-bus system be? Line out from the receiver? What output is that? Can you use the subwoofer output? I think you need a non-amplified source so a speaker output is not acceptable, or is it?

Maybe I am missing something in all of my searching online for some additional info for the input source. We are planning on getting a new receiver and tv (his went kaput last week), but I wanted to get a handle on how to feed the home audio distribution from a newer receiver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by PakZX3 View Post

So my Dad has an A-bus audio disribution set up. It uses line input for audio distribution.

What should the input to the a-bus system be? Line out from the receiver? What output is that? Can you use the subwoofer output? I think you need a non-amplified source so a speaker output is not acceptable, or is it?

Needs to be a fixed, line-level (non-amplified) output - really should be a "source", but a pre-amp output from an A/V receiver can work. If the receiver has a "tape loop record out", that can work, too.

Definitely not a speaker or subwoofer output.

Unless you're planning to use multiple sources (Radio, CD player, etc.), just plug the source component into the A-Bus directly. And that's only an issue if your A-Bus hub only accepts one input. If it supports multiple, run each source directly, using a Y-cable/splitter if needed.

Jeff
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Look for a 'networked' AV receiver, so you can listen to Pandora and internet radio. Onkyo seems to be a popular brand.

Read the AVR manual before buying.
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