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USSEnterprise
May 7th, 2006, 05:02 PM
All right, I just bought a bunch of rack stereo components on ebay. They consist of:
A Technics Turntable
A Sony Dual Tape Deck
A Sony 5 Disc Changer
A Panasonic Graphical Equalizer
A Pioneer Reciever

I need to connect the Tape deck, the eq, and the reciever, and I'm very, very confused. They all have so many jacks.
The Eq has: Rec, Playback, Line In, Line Out
The Amp has: Rec, Playback (Tape 2), Line In, Line Out (Tape 1)
The Deck has: Line in, Line Out.

No, none of this equipment came with manuals. Their companies don't support them anymore. How in the name of hell do I hook it all up?

alexkerhead
May 7th, 2006, 06:13 PM
All right, I just bought a bunch of rack stereo components on ebay. They consist of:
A Technics Turntable
A Sony Dual Tape Deck
A Sony 5 Disc Changer
A Panasonic Graphical Equalizer
A Pioneer Reciever

I need to connect the Tape deck, the eq, and the reciever, and I'm very, very confused. They all have so many jacks.
The Eq has: Rec, Playback, Line In, Line Out
The Amp has: Rec, Playback (Tape 2), Line In, Line Out (Tape 1)
The Deck has: Line in, Line Out.

No, none of this equipment came with manuals. Their companies don't support them anymore. How in the name of hell do I hook it all up?

Connect the tape's line out to the eq's playback, then connect the tape's line in to the eq's rec. connect the eq's line out to the amp's line in. You will need to use the eq as your main input for the device you want to equalize tapes with. So if you want CD's to tapes, hook the cd player to the line in on the eq.
LOL, I have had way too much practice with it..
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DimensionDude
May 7th, 2006, 06:16 PM
Several possibilities spring to mind...but first things first. Does the receiver have separate inputs for phono (turntable) and CD?

The turntable needs a low-level input since it doesn't put out a line-level signal (unless it has a built-in pre-amp, doubtful).

The cd player can go to any line in jack (CD, Tape 2, Aux, MD or DAD).

If you want to be able make equalized tapes, connect the tape deck line in to the EQ record jacks and the tape deck line out to the EQ playback jacks.

Now connect the EQ line in to the receiver Tape 1 line out and the EQ line out to the receiver Tape 1 line in. This is assuming that the receiver has a Tape Monitor function or that Tape 1 can be active at the same time as any other input. To listen to anything using the EQ, select your source (tuner, CD, etc) and also select Tape Monitor or Tape 1. If you're only listening and not recording, the tape deck doesn't have to be turned on.

This sounds right just going over it in my head, but I'm sure that someone will point out any errors :)

Kent

USSEnterprise
May 7th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Thanks everyone. My system is up and booming. These Technics speakers really put out sound. I guess the 15" woofers help ;)

Terry Yager
May 7th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Don't ask me, I'm still trying to figger out why my truck's radio quits whenever I turn on my headlights.

--T

USSEnterprise
May 7th, 2006, 07:10 PM
shitty alternator