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I have a Yamaha rx-v661 AV receiver and Bose 901 series 6 speakers I use for the front. How do I hook up the Bose equalizer to the receiver so the speakers work properly?

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    There is no "stereo sound output" jacks on the back of my receiver. There are two RCA jacks for "out" on the equalizer and two "input" jacks. I would like to know exactly where those four connections need to be made on the back of the receiver.



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    I have a ton of output jacks and input jacks on the back of the Yamaha rx-v661. I need to know EXACTLY what output jacks and which input jaks you are referring to. Earlier you referred to the "stereo sound output" jacks and there is no such output.



    Can you get a diagram of the back of that receiver and tell me exactly which jacks you are talking about?



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2009

    Did you find a solution yet?



    I have not heard from you in a few hours.



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2009

    Can you please send me that instruction page in a larger format? I can't read it. I saved it as a picture and when I enlarge it the type can't be read.



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2009

    Thank you.



    You are the first one that knew what he was talking about. Please make sure I am not charged for more than one inquiry



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NHi and welcome to FixYa,

On your query "...hook up the Bose equalizer...", the below connection scheme maybe considered:

  • from the FRONT PRE OUT of the RX-V661 to the INPUT (FROM AMP "TAPE OUT") of the Bose equalizer; and
  • from OUTPUT (FROM AMP "TAPE IN") of the Bose equalizer to the MULTI CH INPUT FRONT (6CH) SB (8CH) of the RX-V661;

However, the Bose equalizer, in almost all instances, is no longer required. The Yamaha RX-V661 has a built-in sound quality sensor (calibration microphone) that actively sense and adjust the configurations of all the speakers including the front (YPAO Automatic System Calibration).  Adding the 901's equallizer would defeat this feature of the Yamaha and would "color" the actual 901 speaker's output giving false reading to the Yamaha sensor.

Incidentally, the original design of the 901 was meant for the stereo / 2-channel amplifiers that has the basic bass/treble controls (no Dolby Digital EX, DTS NEO: 6, Neural Surround, CINEMA DSP Digital, SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Digital ToP-ART and others) surround sound features/processors that are available on the Yamaha RX-V661.  It was designed to compensate for the room acoustics by automatically adjusting the amplifier's frequency response and therefore the speakers sound reproduction. It is similar to the graphic equalizer but with no manual controls since it has pre-determined analog settings.  The RX-V661 has superior dynamic digital settings with the equalizer one of the sub-system.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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    Louie Role Aug 03, 2009

    Should you be interested, the user's manual of a Yamaha RX-V661 is available here while that for a Bose 901 Series VI is here. Both would need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view / print.

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    Louie Role Aug 03, 2009

    Perhaps the images below would give you an idea.




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    Louie Role Aug 04, 2009

    Hi again,

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Hi,

here is one way of connecting Bose equalizer


I have a Yamaha rx-v661 - 9111834.jpg
courtesy of Yamaha website

hope this helps, thanks for using Fixya!

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 14, 2009

    hi , here is the pic on page 21 of the manual




    you can also use this


  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 20, 2009

    here is another






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Follow these steps:

I have a Yamaha rx-v661 - 0a618e5.gif

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Using the same exact colored audio jacks from stereo sound ouput (not speaker wires) to eq sound input.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 02, 2009

    The receiver should have RCA audio output jacks on it that go to the inputs of the equalizer. Then the ouputs of your eq go your output

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 03, 2009

    First try the MIC OUT on the audio side
    You can also try using ZONE 2. for the sound to come out of the stereo.



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