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Banana Jack to RCA?

Hey all, I am looking to simplify my home theater system but am running into a few issues. I was hoping to remove my amplifier from the equation and connect my 4 ceiling speakers (2 connecting banana jack wires each) directly to my DVD player. My DVD player just has the standard RCA and coaxial inputs available. So,I was wondering what I would have to do to make this possible.

Let me know if you need more information.
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Hey all, I am looking to simplify my home theater system but am running into a few issues. I was hoping to remove my amplifier from the equation and connect my 4 ceiling speakers (2 connecting banana jack wires each) directly to my DVD player. My DVD player just has the standard RCA and coaxial inputs available. So,I was wondering what I would have to do to make this possible.

Let me know if you need more information.
How do you plane to amplify the signal?


You don't specify the DVD player. If it doesn't do amplification, it won't work.
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Thanks for responding, unfortunately I am unsure what you mean by amplification. I have a Sylvania BlueRay player if that makes anything clearer. As I am sure you have already guessed, I am quite new to this stuff.
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You can't just run the speakers into the Bluray. The RCA out on the Bluray are made to go to a stereo/receiver with RCA in. Then the speakers to the stereo/receiver/AMPLIFIER. Nice thinking. Would be easier and CHEAPER!
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Aw man that sucks! I was hoping to just mount my blueray player and get rid of my ugly TV module. Now I have to go find something that can hold my large amplifier and looks halfway decent.
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Aw man that sucks! I was hoping to just mount my blueray player and get rid of my ugly TV module. Now I have to go find something that can hold my large amplifier and looks halfway decent.
What do you mean "Tv module"?
What type/brand/model is your "large amplifier"?
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TV Module, meaning media case (where I put my amplifier, Blueray player, etc.
In terms of amplifier brand, it's a really old Seinnheiser.
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Aw man that sucks! I was hoping to just mount my blueray player and get rid of my ugly TV module. Now I have to go find something that can hold my large amplifier and looks halfway decent.

What does your total set up consist of? Do you have an avr (audio/video receiver) also? Having a hard time picturing your dilemma. A picture would help.
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Your idea MIGHT work if: your speakers were powered, your DVD player's RCA connections are OUTPUTs, and it has a volume control. So, you need an amp.
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just buy a small amp if you don't like what you have

a cheap Tripath ("Class T" which is really just a specific implementation of Class D) amp like a Dayton DTA-1 should work well enough if you don't need a ton of volume. Though it only has 2 speaker outputs. You could potentially use 4 speakers with it but it would only be 2 channels of audio. If your speakers are 8 ohms, that's good because the DTA-1 is actually specced out at 4 ohms so putting speakers in parallel would get you down to that 4 ohms.

This setup would not be as good as using a real receiver or larger amp, but for many people it could be "good enough" and still better than using TV speakers.

There are similar small Class D amps that could do 4 or more channels for a bit more money.

I don't know which of these inexpensive mini amps might have a remote control, though. So keep that in mind also.

For something still pretty small, but more expensive, you could look into something like a NAD D3020 or D3045.
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