Question about Audio & Video Receivers

Open Question

C1 Carver Preamp problem hooking up other machines

I have a C1 Carver preamp and am having problems hooking up my Toshiba DVD player and my my Toshiba VHS machines.

Posted by on

3 Suggested Answers

SOURCE: I have a Carver C-1

Spray volume controls with static cleaner

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


Gurudristi
  • 98 Answers

SOURCE: Connecting NAD 314 Receiver\ preamp to Carver M-500t to speakers

Dear Tim,
Yes, you can connect your NAD as a preamp to the Carver power Amp.

Connect the NAD's pre-out to the input of the Carver Power Amp. You can then connect the Klipsch speaker to the Carver. Set the gain control on the NAD.

Now you should be able to control all the input and the main volume control from the NAD.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Kenwood Basic M1 Preamp that I found at a

Clarification: The M1 is the amplifier, and the C1 is the preamp, just so we're both straight on that. Regardless, on older equipment like this, thorough cleaning of all pots and switches with a high-quality cleaner such as Caig DeOxit is the first step to solve any intermittent probem.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't hook up my turntable to my pioneer reciever VSX-519V,I see no hook-up for it!


You need to have a turntable with a built-in preamp. The receiver does not have a phono preamp in it like the older receivers did.

Mar 04, 2013 | Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

I have connected Pioneer PL-990 turntable to SX-255R receiver through PHONO but get static and distortion through speakers. Manual says to connect to AUX not PHONO but cannot see AUX on receiver. Any...


You need to hook it up to another analog input other than the phono input. The record player has a built in preamp, and the receiver's phono input has a separate preamp for non-amplified players. You cannot have the two hooked to each other.

Jan 28, 2013 | Pioneer SX-255R Receiver

1 Answer

Want to know if it is possible to hear a record player through the AUX plug out? since my Yamaha RX-V396 receiver doesn't have a phono plug out


hi,
Only you can hear the record player through the aux of your amp if the record player comes with built in phono preamp. If not you need a phono preamp between the record player and amp or an amp which have a phono input. Phono preamp is available in the open market.
ok

May 22, 2011 | Yamaha RX-V396 Receiver

1 Answer

I have a Pioneer VSX-515 6.1 system and I am trying to hook up my phono to it. I am not sure which input to use. Right now the only input I have is my CD player.


Like many newer receivers, this model doesn't have a phono input. I guess manufacturers think nobody listens to vinyl today. You can still hook a turntable to one of the extra audio inputs on this unit, but you'll need a phono preamp. The output level from the turntable is too low to drive a "line level" input directly, and the preamp boosts and equalizes the signal so it will work properly. Radio Shack still carries a preamp; you can order online or find it in some of their stores. Many other sources are available online, and if you have a good stereo shop in your area they probably stock one. Plug the turntable to the preamp input, connect the preamp output to the receiver and that's it. You'll also need an AC outlet nearby as the preamp needs power.

Mar 21, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

How do I hook up a home theater system to my sansui record player? DO I need any special hook up? Where is the volume controlled?


Some make and model numbers would have helped.

A traditional turntable requires a preamp inline with it to PRE amplify and frequency-balance (*) the minute signal produced by it's cartridge. Most stereo receivers and preamps have Phono connections and internal preamplification strictly for that purpose. Lacking a Phono Preamp you will have unusuable very low, tinny sound.

* Google "riaa equalization" for some background

Some of the newer turntables come with selectable internal preamplification to solve the lack of it in modern equipment.


Volume is always handled at the electronics.


Jan 30, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

I have a Kenwood Basic M1 Preamp that I found at a garage sale some time ago. For the first ten minutes or so after I turn it on the audio cuts out at random intervals. When It is warm the problem goes...


Clarification: The M1 is the amplifier, and the C1 is the preamp, just so we're both straight on that. Regardless, on older equipment like this, thorough cleaning of all pots and switches with a high-quality cleaner such as Caig DeOxit is the first step to solve any intermittent probem.

Sep 03, 2009 | Kenwood Audio & Video Receivers

1 Answer

Connecting NAD 314 Receiver\ preamp to Carver M-500t to speakers


Dear Tim,
Yes, you can connect your NAD as a preamp to the Carver power Amp.

Connect the NAD's pre-out to the input of the Carver Power Amp. You can then connect the Klipsch speaker to the Carver. Set the gain control on the NAD.

Now you should be able to control all the input and the main volume control from the NAD.

Mar 12, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR803 Receiver

1 Answer

Play phono - vinyl records


You need to purchase a phono preamp (about $20) and then the output of the preamp can be connected to any line level input on the receiver (tape, CD, DVD etc.)

Dan

Feb 25, 2009 | Denon AVR-1602 Receiver

1 Answer

Bose 901 Active EQ Loop


There's good news and bad news. The bad news is that a multichannel receiver with Bose 901's will only sound right in STEREO on stereo analog material. For one thing, the other speakers around the room are not designed to recieve its Active Equalization and for another, if you engage your Tape Monitor you will not be able to play digital sources. Tape Monitor is for analog stereo material only and on my receiver it disables any digital inputs.

The good news. I have a setup similar to what I think you're trying to do and it works great!

A separate stereo amp for the 901's was my solution. I run a Carver AV-406 (5-channel amp) for my 901's in Front, 2 Subwoofers and the Rear Surround channel, with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L&R Outputs and the 901's amp channels. My receiver controls everything and just drives the Center and Surround speakers. You could get by with just a stereo amp for the 901's. A Carver M-200 is a good efficient amplifier that would have you cooking just fine (2x100W).

Run the dbx and BSR in tandem with each through the tape monitor loop on the receiver but be advised you can only use them on analog source stero material. However, you can still employ the various DSP options to spread the sound around the room.

At my PC workstation across the room I have a stack of analog processors and sources including dbx 3bx-ds, dbx 120x-ds, BSR Spatial Enhancer, BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer, SS-525x EQ, Carver C-9, dbx-224x, JVC cassette deck, Dual 1249 Turntable running through a Garrard MRM-101 Preamp, Pioneer PDR-509 CD Recorder and the Media Center PC stereo analog channels all running through a dbx 400x Program Route Selector (a godsend) which is attached to my ONE TAPE MONITOR on my Pioneer VSX-36TX Receiver. Of course, I have some of my analog processors running in tandem, too, since the 224x only has three processor and three tape loops.

For listening/recording anything 2-channel analog I engage the stack through the Tape Monitor. For everything else I turn the Tape Monitor off. The nice thing about the stack being separate is that I can doodle with recording and use headphones while the TV/DVD/Blu-Ray do something else.

Jan 10, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio & Video Receivers Logo

Related Topics:

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio & Video Receivers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68323 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Are you an Audio and Video Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...