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Hooking up stereo components

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I’m trying to hook up the following stereo components and have surround sound for my 55″ flat screen TV. Theater system for audio/video purposes. I have a Kenwood 107VR audio/video receiver, Kenwood 5 CD player, Sony dual cassette player/recorder & Audio Technica automatic turntable. They’ve been in storage for 3 years. My first question is. Which speakers would you suggest for 5.1 surround sound. I’d like to spend between $200.00-300.00 for speakers & Subwoofer. My next question; I live in a very flat & rural area. The closest radio stations are 75-90 miles away. Will I need an indoor/outdoor antenna? Please advise. Thank you!!!

Laura
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  1. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from llanier51 : "Surround sound & speaker"

    llanier51 said:
    I have a Kenwood 107VR Audio Video Surround Receiver. I want to hook the receiver to my 55" TV. Which surround speakers can I use that are are compatible & inexpensive?


    Rocky Bennett said:
    There are literally tens of thousands of different models ranging from $20 to $200,000. Tell us more about your budget, your wants and needs and your equipment.


    llanier51 said:
    My TV is a Phillips 55' flat screen with HDMI capability. My receiver is a Kenwood 107Vr receiver, I have a Kenwood 5 CD carousel player, Audio Technica Automatic Turntable. I need a Subwoofer, 2 front speakers, 1 center speaker and 2 rear speakers. I can afford to spend around $200.00 for the surround sound speakers. I no longer have the remote for the receiver. Do I need control cords for each component?


    llanier51 said:
    I need an inexpensive Subwoofer to go with the surround sound speakers too.


    Laura L January 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM #
    Hello again Rocky!

    I’m trying to hook up the following stereo components have surround sound for my 55″ flat screen TV. Theater system for audio/video purposes. I have a Kenwood 107VR audio/video receiver, Kenwood 5 CD player, Sony dual cassette player/recorder & Audio Technica automatic turntable. They’ve been in storage for 3 years. My first question is. Which speakers would you suggest for 5.1 surround sound. I’d like to spend between $200.00-300.00 for speakers & Subwoofer. My next question; I live in a very flat & rural area. The closest radio stations are 75-90 miles away. Will I need an indoor/outdoor antenna? Please advise. Thank you!!!

    Laura
  2. Best answer
    Hookup - All your audio components connect directly to the receiver. The turntable connects to the phono input. All the other inputs are the same so it doesn't matter if the name doesn't match the source. If your TV has a headphone or analog audio output then you can also connect that to the receiver too. If not then it probably has a digital audio output. You will need a digital to analog converter to connect to that receiver. If you have a set top box and it has analog audio out you can connect that directly to the receiver.
    Speakers - You price range is somewhat limited so maybe something like this will work for you
    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10565&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8uq40dvu2AIVyoKzCh2sEwmuEAQYBCABEgLi-_D_BwE
    Antenna - You will need a really good outdoor antenna at that distance for FM channels. You might consider using the internet for your radio. An Amazon Echo Dot will allow you to access a lot of music and only costs $49 (less on sale). It can connect to your receiver with a 3.5mm stereo plug to 2 RCA cable.
    You can get the receiver manual here
    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/286996/Kenwood-107vr.html?page=6#manual
  3. Thank you so much for your help!!!
  4. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from llanier51 : "Kenwood 107Vr Receiver & 5.1 Surround Sound hook up"

    llanier51 said:
    I have a Kenwood 107VR Receiver. I want to buy & hook up 5.1 surround speakers to that receiver. Any suggestions for this type of surround system that is very economical? How many watts should each speaker have? Thanks!!!
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