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Denon Receiver to Active subwoofer question

post #1 of 14
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I have a Denon Avr 1613 receiver that provides 75 watts per channel. How would I connect an active subwoofer to this?

Here's EXACTLY what I'm asking: I plan on purchasing 2 banana plug to 1/4 female adapters to connect to the left/right outputs on the back of the receiver. From there, I will do 1/4 male to XLR and connect that to the back of the Behringer B1800D Pro subwoofer, then out XLR from the sub to input XLR of each behringer vp1520D speakers.

To be more on point, do I have a chance of ruining the speakers since the denon is a powered amp going into powered speakers?
post #2 of 14
Yup you do. Rather you need to connect from the 1613 sub "pre-out" or main zone "pre-outs" (not featured on the 1613).
Edited by jdsmoothie - 9/15/13 at 6:12am
post #3 of 14
This would work as a subwoofer cable for you.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150902&p_id=4778&seq=1&format=2

Maybe you should swap your 1613 for something with preouts for the front channels like a Marantz slimline receiver.

post #4 of 14
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Do I guess RCA pre out's don't push watts. Is this correct?
post #5 of 14
That's correct - they output signal only.
post #6 of 14
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Perfect. So I would use a dual rca to XLR cable then, correct?
post #7 of 14
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I'm getting stuck. I am not finding any home theater receivers with rca speaker outputs. Would it make more sense to buy a mixer? Can you hook a blu ray player straight to a mixer for audio?
post #8 of 14
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I am not finding any home theater receivers with rca speaker outputs.
Lots of receivers have multi-channel pre-outputs for the main (and other) speaker channels. But usually not in the lower price ranges. What's your budget for an AVR with multi-channel pre-outputs?
post #9 of 14
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Don't want to spend too much. Only reason I was thinking about a receiver is so I can listen to FM radio through them which I'm second guessing that. If I can connect a blu ray player to an interface, I can use the usb on the blu ray player for the ipod if I wanted music. Do blu ray players connect to an interface with rca?
post #10 of 14
If the BD player has analogue pre-outputs, it can connect to any device (like a mixer) that accepts line-level signals.
post #11 of 14
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What do you all suggest? The receiver is questionable at this point. Here's the real question....I have a blu ray player, a projector, and subwoofer with XLR inputs and outs for the speakers...What would be the best way to hook all this up?
post #12 of 14
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If I used rca to xlr converter cables to hook from the blu ray player to the sub, how would I adjust the volume?
post #13 of 14
I think that what the mixer is for that is shown in the company web site.
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