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Powered speakers + multichannel AVR w/DSP...how would it work?

krabapple

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I'm intrigued by the excellent performance of powered monitors like Genelecs. But I am committed to multichannel playback (5.2 currently) and I am used to the convenience of 'full feature' AVRs like the Denon line, that has automatic speaker setting, room EQ DSP (further tweakable using an app) , a range of upmixers, a variety of digital input ports, and ability to recognize and decode a wide range of audio formats.

How would one integrate a set of powered speakers into such a system?
 

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Pre-out AVR => speaker

Should to the trick.. you might next RCA to XLR cable.
 

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It's no different than connecting a power amplifier to the AVR, a very common scenario.

So you need an AVR with preout support for the channels where you intend to go active.
 
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Yes, the multichannel pre-outs on both my Denons are RCA.
 

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So are the inputs in most active speakers switchable from a remote controller i.e. RCA input from AVR and SPDF or USB from music streamer? Please tell me yes!
 

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So are the inputs in most active speakers switchable from a remote controller i.e. RCA input from AVR and SPDF or USB from music streamer? Please tell me yes!

I have no idea how common it is, but ours (to pick a not so random example) will autodetect signal from any input, so as long as you don't play from multiple source at once, the concept you are proposing would work.
 
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