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    Default Want to hook up Active Speakers to Receiver

    Newb question here. I won a pair of M-Audio BX5A speakers in a contest. I want to use them with my home theater. My current receiver and sub-woofer does not have preamp outs. Is there any way to hook these up to regular speaker wire output or do I need a receiver with preamp outputs? Do you know of any budget receivers that have these outputs?

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    HK 245, 246, 247 are "budget" receivers with preamp outs. You can find factory refurbs on ebay for great prices. I used a 245 in my home theater for a while, other than the remote being a POS, it was a great unit.
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    You can also get a line level converter(look for car audio shops or Fry's) for about $ 20 that will convert a left and right speaker output to a pair of RCA's.

    This assumes you already have receive that you want to use.

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    I do have a receiver. The speakers though have an XLR or TRS input.

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    You can find RCA to 1/4" cables with ease. You'll still need that cable if you find a receiver with pre-outs.

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    Sorry but not sure I understand how would I hook the RCA jacks to my current receiver if they only take speaker wire?

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    Speaker wire from the receiver to the line level converter. Then RCA's from the converter to your speakers.

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    Makes sense. I will look into doing this. Thanks for the help.

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