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Re: how to connect eq to audio amp

To EQ all audio sources you'll need to have a receiver/amp with either a tape monitor loop or a pre amp-in/main-out loop. Look for a button on the front labelled 'Tape Mon' or ins and outs on the back labelled pre amp-out/main-in. If you have these you can connect the outs from the amp to the ins on your EQ and then EQ outs go back into the amps ins. If you have a tape deck as well, the EQ's 'tape mon' jacks replace the ones it takes up on the amp, so just plug your tape deck in here.

Just remember that whether you have a tape deck or not, if you hang an EQ off the 'tape mon' loop you'll have to engage the 'tape mon' button/switch for playback with EQ.

If your amp doesn't have these loops you can still use EQ but you may be restriced to one audio component source. So say you wanted to EQ the playback from your CD player, you'd just connect the CD players output into the EQs input, then connect the EQ's output into the amplifiers input (for CD player). Then everything you play through the CD player will be EQ'd.

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you can do it passive. no idea with your ampli, but if it does have a bridge then you can hook your eq there, series. if it doesn't have then via tape monitor 2 of your kenwood.

onkyo recvr tape 2 record to - kenwood eq in
onyo recvr tape 2 playback - kenwood eq out

that's all. if you want your eq to be active, then switch your reciever to tape2, all selected input in your reciever will by pass through your eq then back to kenwood. you dont have a function for tape 2 input then but your eq will have an extra input for tape, that you can use for your second tape, it will be active only if your reciever is set to tape 2. i hope you got it right.

post back if you got it done

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