Connecting my powered XLR speakers to my receiver

bryan.montgomery

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Hello Hello,

I'm a rookie at setting up stereo and after a bit of research I realized I might speakers and receiver might not be compatible.

I have two Genelec 8020b speakers I wanted to connect to my Yamaha RX-V681.

Since the Genelec's are active am I screwed or is there a decent work around?

Thanks!
 
You could try connecting the speakers to the zone 2 line level audio output. It might not work with digital inputs and operating it would be awkward. RCA to XLR cables would be needed.
You could try using the headphone output. Be careful with the receiver volume so you don't overload the input of the speakers. Add a heapphone plug to two female RCA adapter to the above cables.
The correct solution is
https://www.markertek.com/product/jen-sp-2sx/jensen-sp-2sx-speaker-to-line-level-converter
It would convert the front speaker outs to balanced line level signals for the speakers. You need speakon connectors for the speaker wire and XLR cables too.
 
You could try connecting the speakers to the zone 2 line level audio output. It might not work with digital inputs and operating it would be awkward. RCA to XLR cables would be needed.
You could try using the headphone output. Be careful with the receiver volume so you don't overload the input of the speakers. Add a heapphone plug to two female RCA adapter to the above cables.
The correct solution is
https://www.markertek.com/product/jen-sp-2sx/jensen-sp-2sx-speaker-to-line-level-converter
It would convert the front speaker outs to balanced line level signals for the speakers. You need speakon connectors for the speaker wire and XLR cables too.
 
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