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Using Dot with unpowered speakers

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Using Dot with unpowered speakers
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:31:28 pm »
I have a 5-1 Home Theater that currently has no complements other than the 5 speakers in the ceiling and RCA plugs in the wall. There also is no subwoofer. I am considering a Dot and read in one of the posts that using a $20 Amazon Basic Bluetooth, the Dot can play through the 5 speakers with no other hardware required. Is this correct? If not, can I use the speakers with the Dot with some other device?

Re: Using Dot with unpowered speakers
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 03:40:29 am »
Just use the aux input. That actually is the advantage of dot over echo. Echo can only connect via BT. Dot can connect on BOTH aux or BT. If I were you I would use aux input. No extra expense involve and no hit or miss on BT connection.

Re: Using Dot with unpowered speakers
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 10:51:06 am »
Thanks for the response. I guess I didn't make it clear however that there aren't any components other than the speakers and their input jacks. In other words 2 plugs for the right front, 2 for the left front, 2 for the center 2 for the left surround , 2 for the right surround and a single for the woofer.