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Neumann is active speaker leh. I can use with my denon x3600h meh?
 

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Neumann is active speaker leh. I can use with my denon x3600h meh?

Can. Via the RCA and you have some kind of XLR converter.

Means now you get the full power of the speakers because it has a dedicated amp inside it. So your receiver doesn't have to do much work but pass audio through the RCA channel to that XLR port via this RCA to XLR converter cable.

But if the electronics in the Active speaker fail, your whole speaker will be gone.

Vs, if you have everything separated, like having a passive speaker, then you only need to change whichever component fail. Be it the receiver, or amplifier or that 1 speaker. Instead of throwing an entire active speaker and now thinking if you should invest in an external amplifier with a passive speaker to begin with. I don't like that risk. :D
 
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Well i see wwenze's point because of the stupendous performance to cost ratio of Neumann KH80. Plus I already have the denon x3600h so dont have to spend more there. Maybe I can just buy one Neumann kh80 piece and use as center speaker to try first. Wwenze do u think it will work well as center speaker for distance to MLP at up to 2m?
 
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Sorry for the silly questions. Max SPL at 1m tells me how loud it can play so that also should tell me if I can use it at 2m I guess heheh
 

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Plus the fun of playing with pro studio active speaker makes this much better value than another boring passive speaker.
 

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Maybe I should get the KH120. Should measure equally well right?
 

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Yup u are right. Still good for single center speaker considering. I only hope I can learn how to use it. As u can all tell I'm a tech retard.
 

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Can anyone show me what cable to buy to connect from the neumann to the denon x3600h avr?
 

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I know liao... can check with infinite cables on Lazada. Probably better quality.
 

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https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B07ZYLKJJR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3NNeFbFZ8TBF8

Finally found it... is this right? Not so easy to find I guess.

Maybe Challenger, Courts, BD, HN and especially Adelphi might have a cable like this. The one you posted, will take 1 entire month to deliver. No thanks.


Anyway, please have a look at the manual for the Neumann. It also accepts the bigger version of the 3.5mm jacks meant for microphones and all.

You can refer to it in page 7 of the manual on the many ways that you can connect to the speaker.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/375288.pdf

Anyway, I recommend you go search up rca to XLR on Carousell. Some are from Audio shops there. So you'll get quality rca to XLR cable for cheap too.
Or now, you can even look for rca to Analog (Jack). Their input can accept either XLR or Analog (Jack)

Edit: Yes, shops like Infinite Cables on Lazada is fine too. They are the same ones that are also available on Carousell.
 

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Ok thanks LiLAsN and Clearnfc. Yup.

Ps. Thanks for the manual pdf I been looking at wrong places. Forgive me I'm getting close to 50yr old liao not as sharp as most of u.
 
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Ok am having bit of dilemma...
For my purpose of home theatre and music connected to denon x3600h and listening distance of up to 2.2m in 3rm hdb flat living room... For Left Center & Right channels, should I get the Neumann KH80 DSP A or Elac Debut Reference? Assuming for both options, price is exactly the same. Am using a single svs pb1000 for subwoofer.

Any opinion or help would be much appreciated.
Thoughts on how different they might sound would also be helpful. Thanks.
 
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Kind of worried the Neumann will sound small compared to the dbr62 heheh.
 
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