connecting passive speakers to my Mac Pro

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  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently received a couple of Behringer passive studio monitors as a gift and I'd like to connect them to my mac pro.

    I know I can't connect them directly, and would need some kind of amplification in between. My question is; can I use something like a home theater receiver (I have some cheapo Sony "home-theater-in-a-box" receiver in storage) to amplify them, or do I need to purchase an actual amplifier?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    you should be able to use the receiver without any problem unless the speakers or the receiver take something other than normal speaker wire
     
  3. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool - thanks.

    I've been looking around and I may still buy an amp if I can find one for less than $100. I just realized I don't want a giant silver Sony eyesore on my desk top. I didn't even want it next to my home theater...
     

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