Ok here is another techie question. Now I am pretty good at receiver stuff usually (I have an old Technics 200W receiver). My BF has an old Technics that is a little older which just died and believe me when I tell you this has been TRAUMATIC for him. It's probably a little older than mine. We researched for weeks and we ordered
However, the techie at Yamaha says he cannot use his equalizer with this because there are not enough outputs. The components he wants to add to it are : the equalizer, CD burner, CD player (has 5 discs in it) and his double cassette deck (don't ask he's an old hippie yes he still plays cassettes) I told him I don't think he needs the equalizer. Well that didn't go over well. He wants to use the equalizer. Any suggestions? Please serious ones because this has been a nightmare for weeks. haha When he gets something in his head it stays there.
And yes I offered to give him mine but no he wants one "just like his old one". It's not going to happen. We scoured the internet. I found one on ebay exactly like his but he said "What if I buy that and it breaks?" ugh... heeeellllpppp
Couple of things. What equaliser is it he wants to connect & how did he connect it to the technics? If he's using a tape deck, where is the CD burner plugging in? I ask that because, as far as I can tell, there is only one pair of line outs which (I assume) he's running into the line-ins on the tape deck. In all honesty, you made the most sensible suggestion to just forget the equaliser. The only way he'll be able to connect it would be via the same line-in/ line-outs that the tape deck uses & run the receiver in tape monitor mode, but then he'd have to unplug the tape deck.
Thanks Steve (from Pat) now he is asking if an equalizer is "necessary"? This is the type he has that broke. Do you think he will get the same sound quality without it. We scoured the internet to find one like it, no dice.
Technics SU-G75 he connects the equalizer to the eq/vcr2 RCA holes.
There's the problem. The eq/vcr lines are basically the same as the tape deck lines. They basically set up a loop with one pair going into the recorder/ equaliser & one pair going back into the amp to monitor the player/ equaliser output. The new amp only has the one tape loop option, probably as a result of vcrs being less commonly used. The only options Pat has is to totally ditch either the equaliser or the tape deck unfortunately. In all honesty, modern amps don't really need additional equalisation to colour the sound & I'd even be reluctant to muck about with the bass & treble controls & use the pure direct sound option (I think there is one). There is one other option though. That is to return the amp & get one with that extra tape/eq loop option. Worth looking at AV receivers, as they will have more connection options than you can shake a stick at & also allow the possibility of plumbing it into the home entertainment system (TV, Blu Ray, DVD, game console etc etc) If that's the route he wants to take, I would seriously (even if it's a PITA) recommend he takes some media he knows really well to see how it sounds in a demo situation.