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  1. Oily

    Question Hard wiring an active soundbar?

    Just wondering if you could hard wire an active soundbar to a AV receiver by bypassing the soundbars own electrics,i.e not being plugged in etc ? Just seen one on fleabay and wondered if it's feasible? Might open up my options if I can :)
  2. J

    Question Kef LS50 passive.

    Hi, I have a pair of Kef LS50's that I currently have stored away. The only available amp I have to use with them is a Cambridge Audio CXA-60. This would work with them, but I think is a little underpowered to get the best from them. An alternative would be to place them in my home theatre setup...
  3. Ruimau

    Question Passive Subwoofer

    Hello!! I have a challenge for you guys! I recently bought a Onkyo TX-nr696 and cannot yet make the investment I want in the home cinema speakers. So, for now, I’m using a 5.1 from LG. Subwoofer is not in use because it is passive. I saw some videos with mini amps connected but still don’t...
  4. S

    PC speakers (passive)

    Good day, Im looking for a pair of passive loudspeakers to be used on a desk. Speakers should be compact so Im guessing 5 inch drivers max. Which speakers are decent for near field listening? In my living room Im using the B&W 606 and the sound is great so anything similar sounding would be...
  5. L

    Active front with passive surround?

    Advice needed as i know very little about active / balanced audio. Is there an existing thread about combining active and passive in home cinema set up? I have a 5.1 set up of passive PMC DB1 and onkyo 705 amp. I'd like to use PMC AML1 as the front speakers making it a great 7.1 set up (might...
  6. M

    Question Passive 15" sub build - what drivers?

    Hi, I was looking to get a 2nd sub to match my PSA S1510, but may resort to doing a DIY build. I'd like to something a similar size, ie approx. 100 litres, sealed, with a 15" driver, probably powered by an Inuke. I've also got an IB sub, driven by 4 AE15 drivers, & was thinking about breaking...
  7. S

    Amp to Power Passive Subwoofer

    Hi all, Firstly please accept my apologies, I am a complete novice when it comes to all things audio which is why I'm here. Please be gentle with my lack of knowledge and my undoubted, basic, 'obvious to most' questions. In short, I am looking to connect a laptop (MacBook Pro) through an amp...
  8. W

    Passive soundbar

    Hello, can anyone recommend a good passive soundbar to pair with my 65” C9 tv. I was originally gonna buy a complete separate 5.1.2 setup but I don’t have the space distance for the RCL speakers as they have to go underneath the tv. I would like to mount it inside a recess so the slimmer the...
  9. W

    Question Active Vs Passive Question

    I have my TV in an alcove. It fits in fine but the alcove limits my speaker choice. My plan was to find some small passive speakers to plug into my wee crappy amp to get better audio from the TV. Initially I thought this wouldn't be a big deal, as I own a small set of multimedia speakers (£30...
  10. W

    Question Best option to power my passive subwoofer through a Denon 1910 receiver?

    Hi, I have a subwoofer which was originally active but is notorious for amplifier board faults, so back when it's internal amplifier went for a second time (a year after getting it repaired) I ripped its' internal amplifier out and made the subwoofer passive. Now I have tested it both...
  11. I

    Active HDMI Pros and Cons?

    I am setting up my first home theater and I want to get an audioquest cable. I'm running short carbon hdmi cables to my receiver for audio and video input and a 10 meter HDMI from the receiver to Epson 5050 for video only. I read that anything over 8 meters is recomended to use an "active"...
  12. P

    Can I turn passive rear speakers into wireless speakers?

    Hello! My wife and I just bought a house and unfortunately I won’t have a movie room anymore so we’re moving my set up into our main living room. My wife wants to eliminate speaker wires from showing on the rear speakers in my 5.1 set up and I Am not allowed to send wires through the wall. So...
  13. Delore

    BK Gemini II on passive sub output

    I started upgrading my system earlier in the year but only got as far as doing the speakers. Other things came up, as they do. I had planned on buying a new AVR over black Friday and then a sub in January once Xmas is over with. That would mean running in 5.0 in the mean time as the old sub is...
  14. oarabacioglu

    Question Is it possible for yamaha receiver to amplify passive subwoofer somehow?

    I have a spare passive subwoofer from previous home theater (sony bdv e4100) system. Its mainboard failed to run after years of operation. Then purchased a receiver unit(yamaha rxv685) but realized that there are no amplified subwoofer output. Thought may be I can use a channel on...
  15. H

    Passive speaker with Sonos Amp alternative to Kef LSX recommendations

    I've just picked up a set of Kef LSX's to replace a ageing pair of gen 1 Sonos 5's that won't stay in a stereo pair. The speakers are for a living room and I thought it would be nice to connect them up to the TV at the same time which is why I didn't opt for a new pair of Sonos 5's...
  16. Ktbrooke

    Need advice on active VS passive system - what to get? (Dynaudio, Naim)

    Hi all, just after some advice as I am making an end game purchase and it's taken me years to save. Thus, being very careful! After much research, I've come down two options. Dynaudio Xeo 30 (and possibly a bluesound node 2i) (cost $6000) OR A Naim Nait XS2 amp, Bluesound node 2i and...
  17. Wittlesisup

    Question Active or Passive?

    Hello Chaps I've recently re-entered the world of vinyl with a pretty basic turntable, the Audio Technica AT-LP60X, and started buying the LPs of my (long distant) youth: Santana 3 and Abraxas, Deep Purple Made in Japan, Night Train (Oscar Peterson) and Miles Davis's Bitches Brew. My next...
  18. M

    Question Atmos Receiver capable of Driving Active fronts and Passive surrounds

    Hello, I'm kitting out a new cinema room at home, and was going to go the processor route but wondered if there was a cheaper option of using a receiver to drive 6 surround speakers speakers that I'm going to be putting in the room? So, is there a receiver out there where I can connect my...
  19. M

    Question Active subwoofer on system with no line out.

    I have an Eltax 16029 active subwoofer that I have previously used on a system with a dedicated sub/pre output. My current receiver is an Onkyo HT390, which doesn’t have a line out, just speaker terminals, including ones for the sub, which is currently attached to the passive sub it came with...
  20. 323technologies

    Answered Denon Reciever / Crate PX700

    I am looking to hook up a Denon Receiver (haven't picked the specific model yet, do to question) to an old Crate PX700 Pro mixer, that has (2) Optimus 40-0120 passive speakers attached which I want to use as the primary sound for all inputs attached to the Denon. Does anyone know if and how this...
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