Question about Yamaha Audio Players & Recorders
Here are three options to connect your EQ901B or a BOSE 901® Equalizer to a typical Audio Video Receiver (AVR). See: https://deercreekaudio.com/blogs-%26-updates/f/connecting-your-eq901-to-an-audio-video-receiver-avr
Option 1: Adding a Separate Power Amplifier - Best Option
This option requires that you add a separate power amplifier.
Connect the pre-out main left and right to the EQ901 inputs 1 and 2, and the EQ901 outputs 1 and 2 to the power amplifier inputs left and right
Connect your 901 speaker to the power amplifier outputs
The equalized signal will now play through the front left and right speaker outputs in the stereo and home theater modes.
Option 2: Setting up Your EQ901 B Using Zone 2 Loop
Connect Zone 2 pre-out to the EQ901 input
Connect the EQ901 output to any unused analog input
Select the Zone 2 source as any input (i.e. CD player)
Select the Zone 1 source to the input selected in step 2
The equalized signal will now play through the front speaker outputs in Stereo Mode Zone 1.
Posted on Jun 26, 2022
in order to make those speakers sound good (if they can sound good at all) you need to use equalizer box witch came with them.
If your receiver does not have tape monitor loop or preamp to amp jumpers you can not use those speakers.
To be honest you do not loose much...
none of this stuff is any good (sorry for bad news), but if you like those speakers (I know they have big fans, even if in HI-FI world, they not consider as good) you have to change you receiver.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
SOURCE: Bose 901 equalizer
Hi Mark, had a look for a manual on your Yamaha, but not got to one as yet. Does it have any RCA connections on the back marked as preout prein? best place to put the 901 EQ is in line with L and R front channels at this preout prein point.
Some amps DO NOT HAVE IT. If our does not, then you could connect it in the tape loop, tape out(rec) to input on the EQ. and the output of the EQ connected to tape in(play), but connected like this, the EQ would affect the tone across all channels(unless you are just running a stereo rig, then this way works great!!) Try this and you may just have solved you problem anyway.
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
Ahhh, the good ole Bose 901. (I like those)... And you want to connect them to the Yamaha RX-V765 AV receiver. That should be a piece of cake. I assume you only have two Bose 901 cabinets. If so, you simply need to connect one end of your speaker wires to the terminals found on the 901 cabinets, and the other end of the speaker wires need to go to the Front Left and Front Right speaker outputs of the RX-V765. The RX-V765 is a 7 channel surround receiver. Weather you run it as a 7 channel theatre or as a more classic 2 speaker configuration, you will want to run the 901 cabs from the Front L and Front R speaker outputs, unless for some reason you want to specifically use them for any of the surround channels in which case it will not harm anything if you use them for surrounds - it's just that if you're simply wanting to use them as your principal speakers, you want Front L and Front R.
So connect them as I explained, power the receiver up, put on your favorite CD and enjoy!
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Your instincts are correct. In fact, the only way the 901's can live in an A/V system is with dedicated amplification.
Put that old amp back to work.
This is exactly how mine are connected.
For connection I would run a pair of RCA cables from the Front L&R Audio Line OUT to the Active EQ's Line IN; then the EQ's Line OUT to a separate amp's Line IN. Attach the 901's to the new amp, run through the receiver's setup procedures for volume, etc and you're done.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
I don't know why the comment from Yamaha about Tape Monitor killing digital inputs is relevant.
According to the manal I downloaded, THIS stereo receiver doesn't have digital inputs.
As to using 901's and 301's...
You will need a separate Power Amp for either the 901's or the 301's. Sorry, but you can't share the amp with the Active-Equalized signal and non-901's.
I use 901's and 301's in MY 7.1 rig with a separate amp for the 901 and NOT using a Tape Monitor, but a preamp out feed for the front channels.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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