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Hooking up an EQ on a Yamaha HTR 5860

How do I add an EQ to my home theater system? My old receiver had a tape 2 monitor button that would allow the signal to go through. If any one knows if it is possible to hook up an EQ to this receiver Yamaha HTR 5860 please let me know.

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Re: Hooking up an EQ on a Yamaha HTR 5860

Are you nuts? You dont need EQ to this system.This is such a nice syetem,inbuilt EQ gives very good output.Don't try to connect EQ if you are not an engineer.It can be connected with external source

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Where is pre out im having trouble hooking up amp and eq

You have to use the TAPE 2 (or monitor) on the receiver. It will take two sets of RCA cables. Both the receiver and the EQ will have an input and an output.

  • Run the output/REC (from TAPE 2) to the input on the EQ.
  • Then, run the input from the receiver (TAPE 2 again) to the output on the EQ.
The EQ will have another 2 sets of RCA jacks to hook up a second tape deck (because you used the jacks on the receiver for the EQ). You don't have to hook anything to these if you don't want to, or don't have a second tape deck.

The receiver will have a monitor button, which most of the time is labeled as TAPE 2/MONITOR. Select whatever input you want to use (CD, Tuner, Aux, etc.), then press the MONITOR/TAPE 2 button. When that is on, the EQ will be in the audio chain - you'll be able to use the EQ to adjust the sound. If you turn the MONITOR off it will take the EQ out of the audio chain - the EQ settings won't affect the sound.

Keep in mind, the EQ will also have a button to select the TAPE 2 input. If you have a second tape deck hooked up to the EQ, this is how to use it. Make sure that the tape input is off on the EQ, if you aren't listening to that second tape deck.



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Using Bose 901 Equalizer on Yamaha HTR-5840 Reciever

The manual is linked below. Page 19 advises you to use the "MD/CDR" - "IN (PLAY)" and "OUT (REC)" analog audio jacks.

Jan 27, 2014 | Yamaha HTR-5840 Receiver

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How do I link my technics ge 70 graphic equaliser to my technics cd player sl-pd7a and my technics md player sj-md100 with phono rca leads . Thank you Simon

It would help to know what other electronics (receiver, maybe?) is involved.

If neither of those devices is a recorder, why do you need to connect them to the EQ when your receiver/preamp may have the facilities to connect the two playback devices directly; and the EQ in a Tape Loop?

Scenario A)

Assuming you REALLY want to have the CD and MD input through the EQ because you can't attach them any other way...

CD audio OUT to Line In; MD audio OUT to Playback;

EQ LINE OUT to whatever analog electronic inout you have in mind.

To hear and Equalize the CD set the Input Selector to Source, EQ REC button OFF; to hear the MD equalized set the Input Selector to Tape, EQ REC button OFF.


Scenario B:

You have a receiver with only ONE Line Level Aux input and a Tape Loop.

Insert the EQ in the Tape Loop. Attach one of the disc players to AUX and the other to the TAPE conenctions on the EQ.


Scenario C

You have a Home Theater System or Audio Vido Reciever.

The following is some boilerplate I made up that should explain some usage limitations.

Be advised that the engagement of any device in a Tape Monitor loop on a late-model Audio/Video Receiver will effectively tie the receiver down to stereo-only analog sound reproduction. I'll explain.

The connections themselves are fairly simple but it pays to understand what happens in the loop.

In general, any Line-Level external processor (EQ, dynamic range expander, etc) will go into a Tape Monitor loop on a receiver. A Tape Monitor, when engaged, sends the stereo analog signal Out to the Processor, massages it and returns it to the receiver via the Tape Monitor IN connectors to be passed on to the receiver's internal processes (volume, tone, whatever).

Old school analog stereo-only receivers consistently work this way. Newer digital and audio/video receivers introduce a couple of problems: 1) digital sound processing to simulate a variety of soundfields; 2) multiple output channels, either discrete or digitally-generated.

The latter requires that whatever signal is being processed experiences a maximum of one analog-digital-analog conversion.

EVERYTHING analog coming into the modern digital receiver is automatically converted to a digital signal for internal processing unless you choose a STEREO-only or STEREO-Direct setting. Consequently, no further external analog-digital conversions would be allowed if, say, a Tape Monitor circuit was activated, and a possible feedback loop could otherwise be created in a digital-sourced selection (output to its own input), so the unit is wired to treat the Tape Monitor as the first analog step in the process and defeats any pure digital sources.

In a multichannel unit, what would happen to the other channels if you sent ONLY the Front Left & Right out for processing? They would NOT be processed. That logical problem also plays into the decision to defeat digital sources if the Tape Monitor is activated. I don't totally agree with the engineers but that's the way it is. Nature of the digital beast.

Okay, back to the hook-up:

Receiver Tape Out (Rec) - to the External Processor (EQ, whatever) Preamp-, Rec, Line-In;

Receiver Tape In (Play) - from the External Processor (EQ, whatever) Preamp-, Play , Line-Out.

So, to sum up, you can only use the EQ or any outboard processor for analog stereo sources. If you actually want to use an analog recording deck you could place it within the typical Equalizer

Feb 01, 2011 | Technics Audio & Video Receivers

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The volume control knob fell off can i buy a new one model htr 5860 yamaha

Sometimes volume controls are held on by an Allen type screw, which can become loose, allowing it to fall off. You should see a hole in the knob if it is. You might need a long thin Allen Key to get it back on.
Otherwise have checked my spares guide (though it's a few years old) and it seems Yamaha might only do their own spares.

Feb 12, 2010 | Yamaha HTR-5860 Receiver

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I have a Yamaha HTR-5890 receiver and I am trying to hook up a Yamaha EQ-32 10 band graphic equalizer to the receiver. The frequency spectrum analyzer on the equalizer is working but the graphic...

must have the tape monitor to work the regular tape loop does not physically go back into the receivers processor.

only other solution is if the receiver has PRE out and ins use the PRE out to the EQ then back into the PRE in.

if you have the OUT but no in then the solution would be to go out of the EQ and into an external amp.

In my experience "young adults" like using EQ's to boast bass output.

If that's your goal a POWERED subwoofer is what you need.(check out polk audio direct on ebay)

Your unit is a 7.1 surround receiver the reason that it doesn't have the capability for an EQ is that it messes up the surround sound processor.

If the sound is not what you are looking for the issue more than likely is with the speakers. post a messege with what you want to achieve and I'll try to point you in the right direction.

Dec 29, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-5890 Receiver

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I need the code for a yamaha HTR-5860

Go to the company web site for the remote, there should be code there.

Apr 10, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-5860 Receiver

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In line eq

The EQ is probably 2-channel so maybe we need to consider what you COULD accomplish with it even if you could use it. Whatever it does to the analog source material will affect all of your speakers if you use simulated surround modes. BTW, I use an old analog EQ myself but not for room correction purposes, mostly for recording. My receiver has an single explicit Tape Mon function through which I have a dbx 224x Program Route Selector and a mess of analog sound processing devices plus a CD-R but using just the one Monitor. I'd still go ahead if I were you.

Of your MD/Tape; CD-R; VCR 1 or 2 connectors, I would think one of them would probably funtion mostly like a Tape Mon as you understand it.

The manual leads me to advise that you DO NOT connect anything digital to the Digital Inputs that correspond to your chosen EQ loop. It's due to some automation that prefers a digital signal over an analog one. Should you be taping something and suddenly turn on any digital input corresponding to your analog one the unit would probably switch sources on you.

I think you understand what Tape Mon is all and how it should act so I'd say try the various analog inputs that have INs & OUTs to see how they work. I'd tune an FM station and hook up the EQ then and see if selecting its function kills the FM audio. I'm really surprised the manual doesn't discuss Monitoring a recording.

Page 12 in the manual has a number of warnings regarding keeping things turned ON if you use these connectors for recording.

Good luck.

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turntables require a special input... I'd check crutchfield to see if there is something they might have to make it work better...

Jan 23, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-5860 Receiver

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How to connect an equalizer

the monitor its basicaly the switch who connect or separate the preamplifier from the amplifier and that the part that you can connect the equalizer the only way it using an external preamplifier. sorry for the bad news

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