Hi guys, I'm planning on getting a new pair of speakers and a sub, and I also need a new receiver as my current one doesn't have the required speaker/sub connections. At the moment I have my eye on a pair of Cambridge S30s, a Cambridge S80 subwoofer, and a Sony STRDH100 AV Receiver which seems to be generally well reviewed. However, as a complete noob to audio tech, could someone advise me whether or not this receiver possesses the necessary connections? And if not, could anyone suggest a similarly priced receiver that is compatible (I'm from the UK btw)? Here's a link to the specs, I just need someone to interpret. Thank you.
you do not need a receiver with a subwoofer output or a subwoofer amp.
The sub you are looking at has a built in amplifier and crossover.
The Cambridge speakers are made to connect to an ordinary 2 channel receiver. You need a "preamp out" or a "tape out."
Do you have either? It's better to have a preamp out..
OR the new receiver needs to have preamp outputs, RCA jacks, on the back of the receiver.
I looked at the Sony Specs and it DOES NOT have preamp outputs.
And so, keep looking for a receiver with RCA type left and right preamp outputs.
The receiver DOES NOT need a subwoofer output, if you are buying the Cambridge subwoofer.