Does a mixer need an amplifier?
If you want to use the mixer just for recording, a power amplifier is not necessary. If you want to use it for a live concert or the like to drive speakers then you need a power amplifier whether it is in the mixer or separate. Powered mixers are heavier and deeper than unpowered mixers.
How do I connect my mixer to speakers and power amp?
How do you connect speakers to a mixer?
Plug the speaker end of the cables into the speakers. If you’re running both jacks out of the mixer into the speakers, then plug directly from the mixer to the speakers. Either of the jacks on the back of the speaker will work equally well.
How do I connect my stereo receiver to my mixer?
Any nonpowered mixer can be connected to a stereo receiver.
How to Connect a Mixer to a Receiver
- Locate the left and right main output jacks on the sound mixer and determine the type of jack.
- Inspect the back of the receiver to ensure that auxiliary input jacks exist.