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    I was wondering, can I use a Stereo Receiver instead of a Stereo Amplifier for my home studio. I current have studio monitors wired to it and a Tascam DP-O2CF rca’d into the receiver.

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    Yes you can.
    Make sure to turn off the “loudness” button if you have one and turn your tone controls to a neutral position.

    I’m assuming your monitors are passive?
    Because if you have active monitors there’s no need for an amp.

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    Further to RFR's excellent advice, may we know the make and model of receiver and speakers please?
    Mainly because I am tekky/nosy but also, the amplifier needs to have adequate power for clean results.
    A budget 12W per channel receiver might be fine with some 'shouty' speakers of a similar grade but will not cope with a passive monitor rated at 50W programme 100W peak.

    Plus, manufctrs HAVE been known to tell slight (!!) porkies about their amplifier's power capabilities.

    Dave.

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    I've used a Technics Hi-Fi tuner/amp (receiver) for 20 years, been on 24/7 all that time and volume on about 30%, tone control switched off, permanently set to aux input. Hitting FM is a nice source of white noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Yes you can.
    Make sure to turn off the “loudness” button if you have one and turn your tone controls to a neutral position.

    I’m assuming your monitors are passive?
    Because if you have active monitors there’s no need for an amp.
    I actually Gave the wrong info, it’s a Pioneer Vsx 524 an AV Receiver it’s one I had laying around the house. Could I still use it? The speakers I have are Presonus eris e3.5.

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    actually Gave the wrong info, it’s a Pioneer Vsx 524 an AV Receiver it’s one I had laying around the house. Could I still use it? The speakers I have are Presonus eris e3.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalikktheFreak View Post
    actually Gave the wrong info, it’s a Pioneer Vsx 524 an AV Receiver it’s one I had laying around the house. Could I still use it? The speakers I have are Presonus eris e3.5.
    No! The Presonus monitors are ACTIVE that is they have their own amplifiers built in. Well, one of them does then you use a speaker cable to the other speaker.

    The active speaker needs to be driven from the outputs of the interface. Or, you could look for some decent passive monitors but they are rare these days.

    Dave.

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    Okay so could I run the speakers into my mixer? I have a Behringer XENYX 802

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalikktheFreak View Post
    Okay so could I run the speakers into my mixer? I have a Behringer XENYX 802
    From your mixer would be more accurate. Yes.
    PC Win7-64-24G i7-4790k/Cubase 10 Pro 64-bit/2-Steinberg UR824's/ADAM A7x/Event TR8/SS Trigger Plat Deluxe/Melodyne 4 Studio/Other things that don't mean anything if a client shows up not knowing what it wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    From your mixer would be more accurate. Yes.
    Thanks 🙏🏽

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