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Recording from other sources

I am able to connect a CD player, a turntable, a cassette deck and an 8 track player to my TX-SR500 Onkyo receiver and to play all of them. However I am unable to record music to my CDs from any of these sources. What do I need to do to record using analog system? I was able to record from these sources in the past using a splitter. At that time my sound system was coordinated with my television. Currently, my sound system is independent of my TV and is at a different location. Please advise. Thank you! William Resser

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Re: recording from other sources

The tape outputs is what you need to use. If there is not output on those tape outs, you have a preamp problem I'm afraid. I have seen these go out in the past when someone hooks up an output to the tape outputs and blows out the preamp IC. Good Luck

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