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Connecting Bose 901 Series VI Direct Reflecting Speakers to JVC RX-8020VBK Receiver

Does anyone have experience connecting Bose 901 (non-powered) speakers to the JVC RX-8020VBK receiver either as front speakers for surround or just as standalone stereo speakers. I can't find a Tape Monitor switch to use. Don't have a tape deck either. I only see pre-amp out connections - no amp in.

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In order to make those speakers sound good (if they can sound good at all) you need to use equalizer box witch came with them. If your receiver does not have tape monitor loop or preamp to amp jumpers you can not use those speakers. To be honest you do not loose much... none of this stuff is any good (sorry for bad news), but if you like those speakers (I know they have big fans, even if in HI-FI world, they not consider as good) you have to change you receiver. Dariusz


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