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mr._bowtie

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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:40 am

I was looking at the back of a Denon AVR 3805 and there are preouts on it, but I guess Im confussed. There are 2 rows of 5 pre outs for a total of 10 RCA plugs. 5 Left Channel and 5 Right Channel.

How do you connect speakers to that? Do you just run a single cable to each speaker without the positive AND common?
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:07 am

You don't connect SPEAKERS to a PREOUT.
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:39 pm

If using an outboard amplifier, the receiver's left & right pre-outs would be connected to the amplifier's corresponding input terminals via RCA type cables. The speakers would then be connected to the speaker output terminals (spring type or binding post) on the amplifier. Hope this helps.
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:57 pm

mr._bowtie wrote:I was looking at the back of a Denon AVR 3805 and there are preouts on it, but I guess Im confussed. There are 2 rows of 5 pre outs for a total of 10 RCA plugs. 5 Left Channel and 5 Right Channel.

How do you connect speakers to that? Do you just run a single cable to each speaker without the positive AND common?

If it makes more sense to hear it this way, 5 of those are "out" from the preamplifier side, and the other 5 are "input" to the amplifier side of the receiver.
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:01 pm

TNRabbit wrote:You don't connect SPEAKERS to a PREOUT.

Let me elaborate "a little" (stereo_dog explained the hookup for ya)
The pre out is line level and the terminals you hook the speakers to is known as speaker level. To keep it simple its basically referring to the signals strength. Line level requires that the signal be amplified to drive a speaker. If you need further clarification please don't hesitate to ask.
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:30 pm

](*,) I knew that... Im not sure where my head was when I was asking that question. I must have got distracted by a butteryfly when I was thinkin about that. #-o
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