Solved! How to hook up Klipsch RP-280F speakers to my desktop

anort3

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You can just plug an ethernet cable directly into that receiver, use WiFi or Bluetooth.

That is a 2 channel stereo receiver with 2 speakers on channel A and 2 speakers on channel B ( for another area for instance ). If you want a surround receiver with the ability to do 5 or 7 channel sound then I'm the wrong person to ask about what's good at what price. I use my home stereo for music and it's just the 2 Klipsch speakers and a sub.
 

punkncat

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In theory you could use any manner of "power amp" if you are using the computer as your primary (and only) source. Convert the headphone jack over to l/r RCA, etc. It will take something with a bit of oomph to power those, but they are really nice speakers.
 

punkncat

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Something to be aware of...you don't NEED a receiver, but you do need the "amp" inside it, which is why I suggested a power amp. You will be paying for functionality and source switching that you don't need. Your headphone outputs are already variable (volume controllable) so you can adjust that aspect. In many cases your backplane with have surround ability assuming you want it, so there are power amps that are multi channel as well...it really all comes down to what you want to spend. As a start I might suggest Elan.
 

anort3

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You can just plug an ethernet cable directly into that receiver, use WiFi or Bluetooth.

That is a 2 channel stereo receiver with 2 speakers on channel A and 2 speakers on channel B ( for another area for instance ). If you want a surround receiver with the ability to do 5 or 7 channel sound then I'm the wrong person to ask about what's good at what price. I use my home stereo for music and it's just the 2 Klipsch speakers and a sub.
 

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