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Hooking up powered monitors to a vintaeg reciever ?

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I picked up a cool vintage receiver for myself recently and I want to hook up my powered Event studio monitors to it (1/4" connection). The receivers speaker outs only has the old speaker wire clasps, so that doesnt work for my monitors. However, there are two RCA connections labeled 'REC OUT' - Im assuming this is for a tape recorder hookup, now my question is - is it possible, and safe to get some RCA to 1/4 jack cables and hook up my monitors directly from the REC OUT ?

Any help is appreciated!
 

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I was almost gonna say this will work fine. But it won't. If you went out of the rec you wouldn't have volume control.



I just tired hooking up my Mackie powered speakers to my LCD tv audio out to see if it would work. Sadly it doesn't.


But thats ok I just looking into getting a old tube amp with remote volume control added. If I have to have a receiver may as well have one that looks cool.
 

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You can use a speaker-level to line-level converter so you can hook up your speaker outputs to the inputs of your powered monitors. Quality probably won't be great, but they're cheap and readily available.

--Andre
 

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I didn't even know those existed.
I'll try that out, thanks!
 

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do you think this would work ?
Not sure what that is...is it a headphone adapter?

If so, then sure...if your vintage receiver has a headphone jack, then it is a line out, and almost certainly adjusted by the volume control, and connected to your input selector....albeit one that was specifically designed to drive headphones...not amplifier inputs. It will work...how great it sounds is anybody's guess.
 

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If you have a mixer with some line level inputs and control room outputs, you can run the REC OUT to the line in and use the control room out to control the volume of the speakers.
 

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