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can audnist hud-mx1 power a speaker?

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I want to buy a speaker for my new room in college, and I find one which apparently is real good, but require an amp

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20005175-47.html

 

I wonder if my hud-mx1 can drive it??

 

thank you very much in advance

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You need a power amplifier for passive speakers. The Audinst only has a preamp out for running a signal to a power amp or running active speakers like Audioengines or M-Audios.

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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

You need a power amplifier for passive speakers. The Audinst only has a preamp out for running a signal to a power amp or running active speakers like Audioengines or M-Audios.

thank you

 

does it mean that every headphone amp will not be able to power speaker? (i also got bottlehead crack)

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You need speaker posts for passives and either RCA or XLR preamp outs for actives. The Bottlehead only has RCA in for sound input and a !/4" TRS jack for headphones.

 

A lot of headphone amps have preamp outs, but very few have the integrated amplifiers with speaker posts. You'd generally have to move up several price categories and get something like a Peachtree Nova or Decco to get a headphone amp with an integrated amp.

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