I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do. If you have a solid-state preamp and want to drive your headphones from the tube LD MkIII, that would make sense. If you're thinking that you're adding a tube buffer by going from the tape out of your preamp to the input of the LD. then from the output of the LD to the tape in on the preamp, you may be in error. The output of the LD is probably taken directly from the input and is not actually sent through any tubes. I'm thinking it's more of a passthrough so that you can send the audio signal to another device like a regular amp for powering speakers.
The PRE out jack of this LD MKIII is connected to the HEADPHONE out jack so they are both controlled by the volume pot (LD will be inserted between the tape loop of PIONEER SA-7700)Thanks!
What you are imagining kind of works, and should work in theory. It's not too different from how recording engineers will make proper use of a mixer's effects chain that way. But in mixers it is done that way so you can dial in the plain/effected signal the balance you want.
Tape loop will work for that as long as everything is wired up correct. Otherwise, you might as well just run it directly into another one of the jacks.
I used to have a Little Bear P5-1 tube buffer but gave it away. I would like to try one again some day.
So now you mentioned it is possible i will be trying it to see if it will make any difference i've been wanting to do this for awhile i even thought about buying a cheap tube buffer to begin with but then i have this LD not being used so i will start from there.TAPE Rec to LD's input,LD's Preamp/headphone out(these two are connected)to TAPE Play is this right?Thanks!
Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 12/4/16 at 4:40am