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  1. Michaelavcostello's Avatar
    I have two old speakers mounted on the wall in the apartment I just rented, and the speaker cable goes into the wall and comes out on the other side of the room. The landlord used to have some kind of receiver set up there,but that's gone now.

    I'm interested in hooking the Chromecast Audio up to tgem, but I'm guessing I'll need a receiver of some kind. Am I looking at several hundred dollars, or are there cheaper options which would be more limited, but serve my purpose? Or is my vocabulary incorrect, and what I actually need is an amplifier?

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    10-31-2015 01:08 AM
  2. anon(604250)'s Avatar
    I just picked up a Chromecast Audio to resurrect my old NAD 3150 amplifier I've owned since the mid-1980's. It's nice to have that amp back in service for so little additional cash or effort.

    To add the nostalgia trip, the speakers are Radio Shack Realistic Minimus-7's. They still sound great!
    11-07-2015 02:00 PM
  3. Pre-dawn raid's Avatar
    I have two old speakers mounted on the wall in the apartment I just rented, and the speaker cable goes into the wall and comes out on the other side of the room. The landlord used to have some kind of receiver set up there,but that's gone now.

    I'm interested in hooking the Chromecast Audio up to tgem, but I'm guessing I'll need a receiver of some kind. Am I looking at several hundred dollars, or are there cheaper options which would be more limited, but serve my purpose? Or is my vocabulary incorrect, and what I actually need is an amplifier?

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    You'll need some sort of amplification to power the speakers assuming they are passive speakers and not active (contain their own amp). In that case I would hit up your local craigslist and pick up a good used receiver for <$100 bucks. Into that, you can connect the Chromecast Audio using either RCA for analog or Toslink for digital. The latter uses the DAC in the receiver.

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    11-08-2015 11:43 PM
  4. Justin_1138's Avatar
    I just picked up a Chromecast Audio a few weeks ago. At first I was unsure of its utility, as I used to simply connect my phone to the 2.1 speaker system via a 3.5mm audio cable.

    However, it's so much more convenient to not have to get up and tie up my phone to play music or podcasts. I can just use my phone, tablet, laptop to start playing it.
    01-09-2016 12:14 AM
  5. emjaysea's Avatar
    Google has a help document answering this question. Unfortunately, I can't post links yet, so just google for "chromecast help 6280276" and it should be the top link.

    Rich
    From that help page: Chromecast Audio provides relatively low-power, or line-level audio signals to a speaker system. This signal is common for connection between audio systems, but is not in itself powerful enough to drive high enough audio listening levels for home listening. For this, Chromecast Audio depends on a power amplifier to amplify the signal to home audio listening levels
    01-02-2018 01:19 PM
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