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Will Bose 901 active equialiser connect to SONY AV1100 Receiver

Will the Bose 901 active equalizer connect to modern Home Theater Receivers.   Most do not hav e'Tape 2 Out' or room for a pre-amp.   What should I do with mu SONY STR-DG 1100 AV Reciever to connect it to a Pair of Bose 901s?

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  • tx-steve May 18, 2008

    I have basically the same problem: How do you hook up the 901 series VI active equalizer to a stereo receiver so it works for all source inputs (cd player, radio, ipod, etc)? I used to have a Pioneer SX-950 receiver. It had an aux input that was switched in or out of the circuit with a switch on the front panel. When the equalizer was in circuit, it was applied to all input sources. I can not find a receiver with something similar on the market today. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Http://www.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/og_901.pdf

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AFAIK, most modern AV receivers DO have tape in/out. I just looked at an image of the back of the Sony STR-DG1100 and it absolutely does have a Tape In/Out. It also has a Video 1 In/Out and you could use just the audio part of that if your Tape is being used by something else. I don't have a Sony so be sure to check the manual to see how to engage the "tape Monitor" so that the Bose EQ is in the loop.

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Look for some older higher end Yamaha units on ebay for pre-main couplers. I have a Yamaha rxv3300 that works like a charm for home theatre.

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How can i hook-up a 901 series vi equalizer to a str-de897?


I own 901's(since new) with the active equalizer powered with a non-Sony surround sound receiver.

Basically, you use the MD/Tape in/out jacks to route the signal to the Bose active equalizer. Switch the Tape Monitor switch if no sound is heard.

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https://docs.sony.com/release/STRDE897.pdf http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/901_guide.pdf

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    Examine your receiver to be sure it has a tape monitor loop. Receivers with a tape monitor loop will have a button or switch on the front for "Tape Monitor," and have two sets of RCA connections on the back, one labelled "Tape In," and the other "Tape Out."

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    Take the two cables that are provided with the 901 speakers and insert one end of the first cable into the "Amplifier Input" jacks of the equalizer. Connect the red connector to the R input and the other connector to the L input. Connect the other end of this cable into the "Tape Out" connections on the receiver. Again, hook red to R and the other to L.

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    Connect the second cable between the "Amplifier Output" jacks of the 901 receiver and the "Tape In" connections on the receiver. Follow the guidelines in Step 2 for R and L connections.

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    Plug the 901 equalizer into a 120-volt electrical outlet. Your 901 equalizer is now installed.



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    Flip in the Tape Monitor and leave it on or the speakers will not receive the essential ACTIVE Equalization they require for proper frequency response. DO NOT place non-901's onto any amp using the Active EQ.

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    The solution is simple and cheaper than you think.

    The analog 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 outputs on your receiver should be active even with digital inputs that you want to hear. Your receiver turns everything it processes into analog output just before the speakers anyway so there's no loss of access to multichannel sound this way.

    What I did was to buy a separate amp for the 901's and feed the Front L&R analog audio out to the EQ which is directly in front of the amp. The Active EQ is only for the 901's which don't have woofers or tweeters so Bose flattened out its final response electronically with some serious boosting at both ends. Having it in line with any other speakers would feed them a grossly over-compensated signal.

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