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I have a dm4800 running with a motu 2408 mk2 for I/O's and a rosetta 200 for conversion. What is the best set up for these pieces of gear? I would rather have the rosetta as the clock. Do I really need the rosetta as master clock? if not then how do I get all of them working together? please help. chad

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Yes unfortunatly, the Rosetta will have to be used as the master clock.

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How do I convert so that I hear the audio so that I may transfer the audio da 8 tape. I have an motu 2480 audio

Hi, This, beleive it or not, is pretty straightforward. The first thing to do is plug in to your stereo what you want to record from. example plug in your da 8 tape player/recorders "OUTPUT " into the stereos "TAPE IN " then plug in what you'll be recording with into the stereos " TAPE OUT " does not matter if using cd recorder will work just the same. I hope this helps, feel free to write back with more details if more help is needed. I hope i was of some assistance. Good luck and thanks for asking FixYa, Prodzilla.

Apr 13, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I have a garrard type A stereo and cannot get the arm to move over to the albums..any suggestions thanks

Does the table spin in manual mode? Does table spin in auto mode? Does arm leave the armrest and stops then, slowing the table? If so, the cam wheel's grease has dried up. If Arm stops dead before reaching the set size and descents in the wrong position but the table is spinning? Then the size-selector is jammed. (Spring broken, dirt, dried up grease?)

!! Since I'm not familiar with this type of turntable, I implore you to seek help on this with someone who has knowledge on servicing this kind of deck !!

If you're handy enough to try it yourself and you trust yourself around the mechanics of these decks:



Before starting work: make sure AC IS OFF and unit is disconnected from audio equipment. Risk of shock inside!

- Lock arm in its support and remove head-shell if possible, keep safe and away from the unit.

- Remove the turntable mat and/or the aluminum piece in the center of the turntable. Underneath it or the mat, you'll find a "C" shaped clip (cir-clip) holding the spindle and table. Gently remove clip and keep safe.

- Slowly lift the table from the spindle(-bus), and lay aside so it won't get damaged. (If the table is forced on or stuck snug on spindle: carefully slide wedges of wood in a circle underneath the turntable, elevating it slightly. Now lightly tap the spindle with a small plastic/rubber mallet until it releases.)

- We now see the spindle(-bus) and at about one o'clock right next to it, hidden under the chassis, the cam (gear) wheel to which a pivoting lever is attached which sets the record size and guides the arm, One side "reads" the cam wheel, conveying the movements according to what is "read", such as setting record size and moving the arm to the record.

On sliding the switch to AUTO. a small "cog" or latch is "inserted" into an indentation in the cam wheel, "completing" the cam wheel. The gear cast at the bottom center shaft of the platter has a protrusion which locks on to this "trip latch cog" causing the cam gear to rotate counter clockwise and run its "program".

This small piece of metal which is essential for auto play, record- change and shut off, may freeze up in time as the factory applied grease "sets" or dries up as years pass by.

- Now that you found the "wheel of misfortune": you can start disassembling the mechanism of the player...

- Gently lift the unit from/ out of its casing/ plinth and turn it upside down. Be sure to give slack to the mains cable and audio cord! Make sure the unit is fully supported to prevent damaging the arm.

- Locate the big gear or cam wheel. Which is hidden under a bunch of metal latches and bars, just left of the motor-casing.

- Have a sheet of small sticker labels ready and number those. 1 through xx.

- You're now ready to disassemble the mechanism piece by piece.

- DO NOT use excessive force to take mechanical latches apart but look closely before taking them out or you may end up with bent parts which will become useless! Cir-clips may launch themselves into oblivion upon removal, so use a cloth covering them when removing these with a pair of small pliers or a small screwdriver.

Remember tension spring mounting positions, because they are essential in an automatic record-player. If re-assembled the wrong way again this may result in negative performance with damaging results!

- Put a numbered sticker on each piece counting up. When reassembling the mechanics you count backwards (down) again. (highest number first!) Try to remember which part goes where. Even better, take a photo before you disembowel the monster!

- De-grease the cam wheel "track slot" and the small trip "cog" (trip latch cog)
Trip latch "cog" next to the spindle-bus. On a Type A it may look different. but its function is the same. Right next to it; the track slot which is "read" and what guides the size selector and arm.)

- The trip latch cog should remain free from grease and or oil since those lubricants tend to attract dust. The only thing you may re-grease is the central shaft. Before doing so make sure all the OLD grease is removed. Clean out the center hole of the cam wheel with a cloth drenched in alcohol and a Phillips head screwdriver or thin pencil, fold cloth over screw driver, drench in alcohol and slowly push it through the center hole while twisting it slowly. Also degrease the hub on which the cam wheel sits.

- The "Reader" which runs through the cam wheel "track", should also be De-greased if possible, because this contains a small roller which rides and "reads" the "track" of the cam wheel and conveys the movements to the size selector and tone-arm.

- When done. re-grease the central hub with a small dab of bearing grease covering it entirely and fit the cam wheel back on. Attach the cir-clip which holds it in place. And gently piece the mechanism back together again, (remember, highest number first! counting back down and remove the sticker). Be patient, clean each piece before reassembling and grease the parts if necessary with bearing grease. If needed, one can apply a tiny amount (!) of Singer-oil to pivoting or sliding parts...

- When done: turn unit over and unlock the arm. Sit unit on its side with mechanism facing towards you. (Assistance may be needed) Or: Sit unit over a mirror with the platter mounted on. Make sure mechanism is well lit so you can see what actually happens. (make sure power is still off!) Slide the rightmost switch to "AUTO" and gently rotate the platter...


Check if the mechanism works correctly by SLOWLY rotating the cam wheel clockwise. Or if the platter is mounted on rotate it slowly by hand! DO NOT USE FORCE! If for some reason the mechanism jams or gets stuck, STOP, because there IS a REASON for it! Check out any error and repair.

- When finished: and the table runs its "program" correctly. Congrats! You just repaired your Garrard Type A turntable! Happy spinning!

Apr 13, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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OTOH, the coaxial digital input CAN be shared if you use an RCA-Y cable and make sure only ONE of the shared inputs is turned on anytime you use it.

If the BD also has Component Video conenctors you could run them TO the Yamaha, too, but I would opt for the BEST video from the BD to go directly to your TV or monitor, even bypassing the AVR if necessary. The fewer intervening connections and conversions, the better.

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I found this site. You need what appears to be the power cord for the Soundsticks II. You must get that part right, either original Soundsticks, II, or III.

I need the little plastic part that connects to this power cord. It's the piece that is connected to one of the soundsticks speakers, with the three pins.
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I find the price ridiculous for this power cord, and it was more than $200, prior!
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MOTU 828MK3 led's flash then no lights do they have a switching power supply ?? Any one have a diagram of the unit

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Hi triaxisman55

As your Mackies are active, and I presume you are setting up a control room using them as near feild monitors. I would have the digital EQ as the last thing before the monitors, and the realtime analyser before the EQ to eye your audio, and perhaps mic into the realtime to tune the room to some pink noise. If you are happy with the room, then the digital EQ could be used for signal anything that needs some tweaking.

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) If you are still unsure, or have problems, then before you give a rating for this advice, please get back to me and we can try some more things.
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Your receiver is capable of video conversion, so there should be no problem using your component cable.

Does your TV accept component, or only S-Video? If you can run component to your TV, the best quality signal path would be using a component cable from your Verizon box to your receiver, and component from your receiver to your TV.

Make sure you have set up the video input correctly, so that it is set to accept the incoming signal on the correct sockets.

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