Question on Connecting: AV Receiver to Computer Speakers

boddole

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Hello everyone,

I've got some spare equipment and I thought I would try to get some use out of them. However there was one hang up with my setup and now I'm not really sure how to go about properly connecting the two.

I had hooked a 2.1 computer speaker setup into the AV receiver (using a line level RCA output from said receiver) and everything seemed fine (I got sound). It turns out through that the on-board EQ settings don't apply to any sound being sent out of the receiver unless it comes out of the speaker wire outputs (which come in 4 and / or 8 Ohms).

So, in order to (hopefully) get the EQ controls back, I thought about making some sort of speaker wire -> computer speakers connection. Aside from the various cables, I believe I'll need a power converter since the speaker wires are speaker level outputs and the computer speakers are line level. But I'm not sure how to go about selecting a speaker to line level converter box (in terms of what attributes are the most important), like the max allowed wattage (how important is it, how much would I need, why don't most converters list this value), do I need or want gain dials, etc.

Any insight is appreciated, thank you for reading.


Additional Info:

Receiver manual:
Onkyo TX-8511
 
Don't worry about the wattage as you won't need to put in more than a few watts to get enough output.
Getting one like this
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC80/Scosche-LOC80.html
that has level controls will make it easier to avoid over driving the speakers and still get enough adjustment range on the receiver volume control which will now work.
If you could get frequency response range specs it would be useful but haven't seen any that give that.
 
Don't worry about the wattage as you won't need to put in more than a few watts to get enough output.
Getting one like this
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC80/Scosche-LOC80.html
that has level controls will make it easier to avoid over driving the speakers and still get enough adjustment range on the receiver volume control which will now work.
If you could get frequency response range specs it would be useful but haven't seen any that give that.
 

boddole

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Good to know, thanks for the head up. Just out of curiosity, if frequency response specs are 'usually not published', where would someone go to find them? A site that does tests specifically for this? 'High end products'? Or just random searching (I found one that did at least list a db range, but no graphic curve).

Thanks again.
 
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