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9.1 What is a receiver?




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This article is from the rec.audio.* FAQ, by with numerous contributions by Bob Neidorff others.

9.1 What is a receiver?

A receiver is a tuner, power amplifier, and preamp combined. A
common receiver has inputs for a turntable, a CD player, a tape
deck, and perhaps one or two other sources. It probably also
has selector switch(s), tone controls, and a volume control. A
receiver may have outputs for two speakers, or for more. Some
receivers do | not have phono preamps, a trend that may become
more common as vinyl loses popularity. Many receivers contain
surround sound processors.

 

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