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How do I turn tape monitoring on my Denon AVR 3803 on/off? I recently purchased a set of Series V Bose 901's and I am having a difficult time figuring out how to activate the equalizer.

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Short answer from personal experience.

There is no way around this part. Get a separate power amp for the 901's if you want to use them in a multichannel way or alongside non-901 speakers.

Connect the Active EQ between the pre-outs and the amp input. Run speaker assignment, levels, etc and have fun.

Oh, but you don't have pre-outs. Bummer. Most AVR's will NOT pass digital sources to analog tape outs. Page 40 of the manual confirms that.

no can do. sorry. You need Pre-Outs to feed an external amp.

Posted on May 22, 2011

  • geoff_bulpit May 23, 2011

    Are you serious?? I thought the AVR-3803 had pre-outs? And Page 40 of my manual doesn't mention anything about passing digital sources to analog tape outs. Page 40 of my manual refers to "Storing System Call Signals"

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn May 23, 2011

    My mistake. I saw the 1803 in the title and ran with that.

    OK, you're in business IF you get a separate amp for the 901's. I use a Carver pushing 100 WPC.

    NO analog processor can be used in a selected tape loop of a modern AVR with digital sources. As you probably discovered while playing with the Bose Active EQ, the digital source disappears when activating the Tape Mon.

    See the note on page 52 about REC OUT and digital sources.

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