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how to connect analog audio receiver to computer with powered speakers

Trying to connect analog audio receiver to mac which has interface and powered speakers. I've tried just about every way I can think of to make the connection but have reached the end of the road it seems. I keep reading that it's so simple.
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  • Hey nixp,

    Thanks for posting!

    If you are using an audio interface with your computer, you should be able to route the audio from its output to the input of the receiver but this will depend on the physical connections that are available on both the interface and the receiver. If your audio interface uses routing software or is routed internally, be sure to configure it so that it will send audio to the output you're using for the receiver.

    I think this article may help get you on the right track:

    How to connect your computer to your stereo

    It looks like you are using AV40 monitors - are you having any trouble using them? The AV40s can connect to an audio source with either 1/4" TRS inputs or RCA inputs into the main (left) speaker and from the left to the right monitor with speaker wire. As long as your audio interface is outputting a signal and it is connected to the main AV40 with 1/4" or RCA inputs you won't need to do any additional configuration for the monitors.

    I hope that helps you! Let me know if you have any questions about the AV40s!
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  • Hey Nick, thanks for your amazingly prompt reply to my question. I still have not resolved the problem. I'm afraid I got diverted for a time.
    Here is what I have. analog audio reciever. M-Audio AV40, Audiobox USB, Presonus studio one recording software.
    On back of receiver there are outputs for Tape 1 (which I am using), tape 2, and VCR. There is an XL headphone jack on front, but no headphone jack at back. The power M-Audio speaker has XL headphone jack on front. and RCA jacks on back labeled line. The audiobox interface has XL headphone jack on back. And of course I have tried running into Mac mini sound card to no avail. I'm afraid my set up is a little more complicated than the usual directions for connecting the receiver to computer. I have tried the usual instruction to connect reciever head phone jack to computer, but that doesn't work. The receiver, by the way, is a JVC RX-517V. I hope you can help. Thanks for all your effort. And thanks again for your quick reply to my quesiton.
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  • Nick, thanks for your help. I have solved the problem. connect tape 1 out to audiobox usb input. It was simple after somebody showed me how.
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