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Still cant get my adc equalizer to work with my receiver

Yes i am still trying to get my adc soundshaper two mark 3 equalizer to work with my newer sony str-de 197 receiver but no go.I had it working on an older 70s sanyo receiver and it worked good. But the old receiver quit working.The only thing different was the older sanyo had a tape monitor button on it.Where the new sony receiver doesnt.Then again you would think that it would still work as the equalizer has 2 tape monitor switches and has all kinds of jacks on the back side of it. Any suggestions?

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This might work fish76, The EQ needs a in & out source to operate correctly? If you have audio device connected to an aux input disconnect that & connect the EQ to that audio device & then plug the EQ to the Sony receiver AUX input. The tape monitor is the most important source for hooking up an EQ device, so you are very limited on a total receiver or amp tonal connection source. The bottom line is you can only use the EQ if another audio source to plug into it & the EQ plugs to your pre-amp input on the back of your rec or amp

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How to hook up a 7 band pioneer equalizer great 470 to a Kenwood kr-v6030 receiver


Connecting an Equalizer to a Receiver Before beginning, purchase RCA cables. In order to run the signal from a stereo receiver to the graphic equalizer and then on to the amplifier, two sets of RCA cables are needed. These are basic cables used to connect auxiliary components like record players and CD players. The length of the RCA cables should be about the same length as the distance between the receiver and equalizer.

1. Connect Graphic the Equalizer to the Receiver

The first step in this setup is to connect the graphic equalizer (EQ) to the receiver. Most receivers will have preamp-in and preamp-out connections. Some have tape monitor connections. It's preferable to connect the EQ to the preamp-in or preamp-out because the tape monitor won't allow for connection to the amplifier as well.

2. Connect the RCA Cables

The first set of RCA cables should connect the receiver and equalizer. Connect one pair to the preamp output channels and the other end to the left and right input channels on the EQ. These are on the back side of the equalizer. Usually, the colors will correspond to the RCA plugs. That means connect the red plug to the red jack and the white plug to the white jack. Then connect the second pair of RCA cables between the receiver and the amp. Match the colors in the same way.

3. Connect the Amp to the Receiver

Now the amp can be connected to the receiver via RCA cables in the amp inputs on the receiver. This will create a loop from the receiver through the EQ and amp and back to the receiver so that all three units are connected.

4. Test Graphic Equalizer

Turn on the receiver, amp and equalizer. Once they are powered up, try controlling the sound with the equalizer knobs. They should fine tune the music according to your preferences. It's easy to change the frequency response or tone of the music with the equalizer knobs.

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Hookup


It would help to know what equalizer you have, but I will assume it is a stereo analog unit. With the exception of the Tape In/Out connections on the back of the receiver there is really no provision for an equalizer. Even the Tape I/O connections are of little use if you can't monitor the source through the Tape In connections. Even if that were to work, it will not function for any digital sources you may have. You should be able to install this between an analog external source and the input to the receiver if you have one particular device you would like to tweak.
There are equalizer settings you can control within the receiver itself. You have the option of selecting the manual method for equalizer settings for each speaker or the default automatic method. Granted there are only 5 frequencies (3 for the sub) that you can adjust, but the fact that you can adjust each speaker separately is an advantage. The following was taken from the owner's manual:
• The front, center, surround, and surround back speakers
can be adjusted at 80 Hz, 250 Hz, 800 Hz,
2500 Hz, and 8000 Hz. The subwoofer can be adjusted
at 40 Hz, 80 Hz, and 160 Hz.
• While the Direct or Pure Audio listening mode is
selected, the equalizer settings have no effect.
• This procedure can also be performed on the AV
receiver by using its [SETUP], [ENTER], and arrow
buttons.

This is a very good receiver with some great features. If you have performed the Automatic Speaker Setup, you can go to the equalizer setting and select Off, Audyssey (automatic) or Manual.

Hope this helps.

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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.

http://data.manualslib.com/pdf/20/1975/197493-yamaha/htr5840.pdf?ace7c7b79ec34305a811125fb9ef1160&take=binary
http://data.manualslib.com/pdf/20/1975/197493-yamaha/htr5840.pdf?ace7c7b79ec34305a811125fb9ef1160&take=binary

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How do I connect apple tv to my Yamaha htr 5280?


If you have apple tv 1st generation then connect using RGB and optical for audio.
if 2-3 generations you cant, because newer models have hdmi only,
which is not present in your yamaha.

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Hello,i recently purchased a graphic equalizer on ebay to work in conjuction with a tape deck, two turntables,two cd players,two mics and a mixer.The model of the unit is a ADC SS-115,i got it home...


I admire your desire to make a nice piece of classic gear whole again but the cost of simply replacing it with a fully functional one is probably less.

Having owned an old Sound Shaper with mechanical sliders I can tell you that you will eventually start to encounter noisy contacts and slider that will drive you crazy. I only used mine for recording and eventually I could never trust the sliders to move without inducing noise. I eventually got an ADC SS-525X with all electronic sliders, Real Time Analyzer/EQ display, 4 curve memories, remote control and life is good.

Surf over to eBay and look around.

There's one SS-525X with no mention of the Remote or calibration mic (which I have but never used anyway). The display lights up in that bright Fluorescent Blue....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADC-Sound-Sharper-SS-525X-Equalizer-Analyzer-EQ-SS-525-X-/260853716155?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbc17d4bb

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADC-Sound-Shaper-SS-325X-Computer-Memory-Frequency-Equaliser-Analyser-/120777825824?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1eeb5e20




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How do I hook up an ADC SS-100SL Equalizer to a Yamaha RX-V661 Receiver?


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 MD/CDR Out to the SS2 EQ Preamp- or Amp-In; Receiver MD/CDR In from the SS2 EQ Preamp- or Amp-Out.

So, to sum up, you can only use the EQ for analog stereo sources. If you actually want to use an analog recording deck you could place it within the typical Equalizer's own Tape Monitor loop(s). Many have two to facilitate equalized dubbing between decks.

[Or you could obtain a dbx Program Route Selector (check eBay, I highly recommend the 400x, of which I have two) and it would, while only using one receiver Tape Loop, allow for three discrete attachment paths for processors and three for tape decks with the added flexibility of front-panel selection of any and all, with the processors being before, after or between the source or tape decks. Plus it has a dedicated facility for an inline dbx Noise Reduction Processor that can also be juggled around via pushbuttons. Pretty neat.]

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How do I hook up my older model Onkyo AMP (model# TX-20) to my ADC equalizer


use tape out from the amp to line in on the eq (observe left and right)than line out on the eq to tape in on the amp----whenever you select tape monitor and the eq is on your sound is equalized --enjoy

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Cant get equalizer to work with my receiver


This might work fish76, The EQ needs a in & out source to operate correctly? If you have audio device connected to an aux input disconnect that & connect the EQ to that audio device & then plug the EQ to the Sony receiver AUX input. The tape monitor is the most important source for hooking up an EQ device, so you are very limited on a total receiver or amp tonal connection source. The bottom line is you can only use the EQ if another audio source to plug into it & the EQ plugs to your pre-amp input on the back of your rec or amp

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Connecting An Equalizer


you will need 6 equalizers or 3 stereo equalizers.

connect the 5.1 analogue outputs of your media player (DVD Player) to the equalizer and then connect the analogue output of the equalizer to the AVR.

now you can equaize the sound for extra boost and cut.

Warning: it is not recomended to do so unless you have a powerful amp and high quality and higher wattage speakers, as equalizers are ment to be used mainly for entertianment zones and outdoors in professional applications.
the home speakers annd electronics are not really capable of taking such electronic stress as they are designed to work indoors in a confined space.
but if you are confident go ahed.

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Graphic equalizer


In general all equalizers, being designed to be in a Tape Monitor loop, have the option to Equalize either the Source or the Tape or nothing. Check for that control and toggle it. My old ADC SS-525X has pushbuttons whose settings (Tape/Source) are not easily determined. I always have to play around with it to know which is selected.

I'm betting your EQ is processing the program that would head out to an attached tape deck.

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