I have been looking for a solution to my problem of how to connect Av Reciever to Amplifier?
But it is very hard to find a solution to this problem especially if you are new to home theater systems or you are an old-timer and you don’t understand a thing about electronics.
But do not worry as I have found the solution. In this article, I will discuss the best possible solution to connect AV receivers to amplifiers. So let’s begin the discussion.
Equipment You Will Need:
Following is the list of equipment that you will need to get started. Let’s review this list.
- Amp Head
- Set of Speakers and Switch Box
You’re going to need one of two things depending on what kind of amp you have at home. A powered amp head with an RCA input will be what you want for your first amp head. If you already have a preamp with RCA inputs, you can skip this part.
If you do have a powered amp head, you’re going to need to add a power cord. You’ll also need a switch box that has the same number of inputs as the amp head and outputs a few more.
Finally, you’ll need a few more cables depending on how your amp head and speakers are connected. For the EON 7s, they use RCA inputs and you’ll need to use a Y-splitter cable. If your amp head has XLR inputs, you’ll want to use a DI box to connect your speaker wires to the XLR inputs of the amplifier.
In addition, if you have an amp head with an RCA input, you’ll need an RCA output cable and a speaker wire. The last one is really important. If you have any of these components, make sure you use the proper speaker wire. I used Cat5e for all of my connections.
Set of Speakers and Switch Box:
Now for the switch box. The more channels you can add to your switch box, the better. My box had 18 inputs so it made sense for me to add 6 more. If you have fewer channels on your switch box, you might be able to skip adding some more inputs. You don’t necessarily need 18 channels though. You just want to make sure you have enough input.
Easy Steps To Connect AV Reciever To Amplifier:
Following are the steps that will help you to connect the AV receiver to the amplifier. Let’s review them and make work easy.
STEP 1. Power the Receiver from the Amp:
Make sure the receiver’s power switch is off when you plug in the headphones. The reason you want to turn the power switch off is so you can’t accidentally turn the receiver on while powering the receiver off the amp.
STEP 2. Make Sure the Receiver is not Plugged into a Source that Already Powers the Amp:
If your receiver’s power switch is on, make sure it’s not plugged into a device that already powers the amp, like a television or computer monitor. If you don’t plug the receiver into a device that powers the amp, you won’t be able to control the volume with the receiver.
STEP 3. Plug the Receiver’s Headphone Jack into an Input Port of the Amplifier:
Plug the receiver’s headphone jack into an amplifier input port. For example, if your receiver is connected to a stereo, plug the receiver’s headphone jack into the left channel input. This makes it easy to control volume by turning the volume wheel on the receiver.
STEP 4. Clean It Up:
It’s always nice to give things a quick once over when they’re finished. If you have any loose connections, try tightening them up and see if it helps. If you need more room for wires, you can always add some extra plastic cabling sleeves to hold them in place. It would be nice if you could hide the cable clutter inside of your speaker grills, but unfortunately, those are built specifically for speakers, not AV receivers.
STEP 5. Test the Connection Between the Receiver and the Amplifier:
Test the connection between the receiver and the amplifier by listening to some music through the headphones. You should be able to control the volume by turning the volume wheel on the receiver. If this isn’t the case, unplug the receiver’s headphone jack from the amp and try again.
Wrapping It All Up:
An AV receiver is a component that is capable of receiving radio frequency signals from your satellite, cable, and Internet TV services. It is then capable of amplifying that signal to a level that will be heard through your home stereo or TV speakers.
In this article, I have discussed the easy guide to connect an AV receiver to an amplifier. Make sure to follow each step to avoid problems.