I have been doing a bunch of research, but this question is not very clearly answered. Is it possible to hook up a powered bookshelf speaker up to a processor, and without a need for an AMP?
I apologize for the newbie question about home theater. I am more used to AVR (Audio Visual Reciever) and not too familiar with separates/processors. I was thinking of my future home theater setup. I was hoping to not get a traditional AVR, but instead, get a separate/processor instead. At least either an AVR/processor that supports XLR. I was hoping to slowly build up a whole new home theater setup. I plan on starting with front/center speakers, such as the Swans M5A or other Swans if/and when the Swans come back in stock. And then slowly buildup my speaker collection. I want to eventually create a 7.1/11.1 surround sound home theater experience. I would like to hook the speakers up via an XLR cable to the processor (in this case Marantz AV7706 or similar.) I believe most powered bookshelf speakers already have a built-in AMP to run this, so needing an AMP (that a typical AVR would have) is not necessary?
Initial Equipment Wanted:
- Marantz AV7706
- Swans M5A/Swans M300
- XLR Cables
I am assuming I can keep adding bookshelf speakers to create a full home theater setup?
I prefer XLR cables because they are inexpensive and easier to work with. I prefer to not run RCA cables or speaker wires. I understand I will probably need a six-pin left-out cable if I plan on using this in an extended run.
If there are any other tips and tricks about this type of home-theater setup, please let me know.