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HELP : Pairing NAD 3020 with powered studio monitors


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Hey All,

A fairly noob question here -

If I have a pair of powered studio monitors with xlr output and a RCA converter on them.

Can I hook these up to a NAD 3020 directly? Or do I need I use a subwoofer and connect that to the 3020 with the speakers running in the subwoofer?

Basically as a temporary solution I would like to be able to control aux, phono etc through the 3020 with the studio monitors until I find some appropriate passive hi hi speakers.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks

Josh

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Josh, 

to elaborate on the advice from andreasmaaan..

The Nad has small metal "arches" that connect the pre-out to the power- in  RCA connections .

Remove them,then your cables would then connect to the pre-out sockets.

Most importantly, keep the arches in a safe place...like taped to the back or top of the amp!...they are easy to misplace..

Let us know how it works out.

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Thanks guys for the help, much appreciated !

In the future once I do grab some passive speakers, am I able still use as a pre amp for the powered studio monitors along with the passive speakers also connected being powered from the 3020? Could I run these both at the same time through the 3020 or switch between either set of speakers ?

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Once you have removed the metal arches that connect the pre- to the power amps, the power stage  no longer works...hence no speakers can be powered.

I have seen threads on the forums relating to "Y" type splitters, but cannot add any advice as to the advisability of this.

Some years back I chose a NAD  pre-amp as a component in an active system, based partly on the fact that it has 2 sets of outputs, one of them with a variable level.

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You could leave the links in place as normal & power the passive speakers from the speaker terminals & connect your active speakers to the Tape Out, RCAs.  Without checking the 3020 specs, there should be enough gain to drive the active units.

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