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Connecting the 901 series VI equalizer

Thanks for the manual, it should help. However, it is still not clear to me how the switches on the front panel will work simultaneously. If I hook up the equalizer to the tape 2 monitor connections, then choose any of the other buttons (CD, FM, AM, Tape 1 monitor, etc) the Tape 2 monitor (i.e., the equalizer) is switched out of the circuit and does not apply to the other input sources. I am assuming the receiver front panel switches are mutually exclusive. I'll post the results when I try to connect a receiver to the speakers. I need to purchase one first. Thanks again.

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Hello

please make sure your receiver has a tape monitor switch on the front panel or pre-in/out sockets at the rear. only then all sources will play thru the bose equalizer. also remember if you need a 5.1 or greater setup, you will need 2 amps/receivers.

hope this helps

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