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Old 24th June 2020
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xlr to Speaker Wire

I just purchased a Yamaha CX-A5200 Av amp. My old speakers are connected with 14ga. speaker wire, how do I connect them to the male XLR jacks on my new rec/amp?
Old 24th June 2020
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That's a preamp, meaning you have to send the outputs from it to a proper amp/amps or powered speakers.
Old 24th June 2020
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I just purchased a Yamaha CX-A5200 Av amp. My old speakers are connected with 14ga. speaker wire, how do I connect them to the male XLR jacks on my new rec/amp?
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Old 25th June 2020
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I just purchased a Yamaha CX-A5200 Av amp. My old speakers are connected with 14ga. speaker wire, how do I connect them to the male XLR jacks on my new rec/amp?
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The XLR outputs are "Line-Level" which cannot drive a passive speaker as you are describing.

You will need a Power Amplifier for each channel to boost the "Line Level" up to "Speaker Level".

How much power (amplifier Watts) were you using before to drive the speakers? That will guide you to select an equivalent Power Amplifier.
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