How to connect passive loudspeakers?

Dan886

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Hello,

I've found a pair of SONY SS-A607 passive loudspeakers, they are 6 ohm and 120W (as it says on the label in the rear of them), and I would like to know what hardware would i need to connect them to anything using RCA so that they would work reliably. It's my first time getting separate speakers without subwoofer or amplifier and I wouldn't want to screw things up. I've tested wiring the speakers to RCA directly and I can hear really quiet (but audible) sound coming out of them so I'm certain that they work.

If possible I would like to have the chapest solution as I don't plan on having fancy stuff like 5.1 or whatever - just having these two in 2.0 or 2.1 hooked up and working properly is all I need.

Thanks in advance.
 
Cheapest solution is to pick up a used receiver or integrated amplifier. Could be stereo or surround. Don't sweat the power rating as those speakers probably will work with OK with as little at 20 watts.
A new solution would be
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?sku=679323&Q=&c3api=1876%2C52934714882%2C&O=&gclid=CO6Ds9avvdECFYhWDQodfS4HDA&is=REG&ap=y&A=details
https://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020A-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI
or
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-200w-2-0-ch-stereo-receiver-black/4156007.p?skuId=4156007&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=776e5d49-4a2b-4261-be78-e2ec3c41bd04&ksprof_id=16&ksaffcode=pg118898&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=COzAnfmvvdECFZlMDQodGrgOaw
 
I have a feeling you won't like my answer and will fight me, but the reality is, passive speakers HAVE to be hooked up to an amplifier, RCA is un-amplified signal. Can't get amplifier, you are dead in the water. If you ever are able to get this to work wo an amplifier, immediately PATENT it.
 
Audio amplifiers have changed very little since they were invented. 6 ohms and 120w you said...

To drive 6 ohms you need a 2-4-6 ohms capable amp, an 8 ohm amp can't do it.

120W is speaker max rating, depending upon how loud you want to play it, amp rating 40-100w should do it.
 
Cheapest solution is to pick up a used receiver or integrated amplifier. Could be stereo or surround. Don't sweat the power rating as those speakers probably will work with OK with as little at 20 watts.
A new solution would be
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?sku=679323&Q=&c3api=1876%2C52934714882%2C&O=&gclid=CO6Ds9avvdECFYhWDQodfS4HDA&is=REG&ap=y&A=details
https://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020A-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI
or
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-200w-2-0-ch-stereo-receiver-black/4156007.p?skuId=4156007&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=776e5d49-4a2b-4261-be78-e2ec3c41bd04&ksprof_id=16&ksaffcode=pg118898&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=COzAnfmvvdECFZlMDQodGrgOaw
 
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