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ok, so... I connected my tape deck... from my model 5220 tape deck... line out goes to front tape monitor in (L and R), then my tape deck also has a line in... so line out from the front tape monitor (L and R) is connected to line in... that's as far as the involvement of the cassette player goes with the 4400...

 

I did what scompton said.. and followed him by connecting a red and white RCA cable from front pre out to main in... likewise with the rear counterpart (I know I should ignore it but since the original configuration had a cable stuck between the two I thought there wouldn't be any harm putting it back)...

 

finally I connected my fiio E7 dac to the aux/in (L and R)... 

 

finished all... so I connect my phones to the 4400 receiver amp headphone jack (labelled front, and then phones, there's another headphone jack for the rear one but I disregarded it...), no sound produced... I've already set the selector to aux/in... next thing then I try is to plug my headphone jack to the model 5220 tape deck phones socket on the front, we got sound... I'm pretty content with the sound... and satisfied that my aux/in is working, as with the other configurations or switches (dolby fm... oh I have to push the dolby fm switch in my tape deck before there is sound... weird but I guess that's how it works, so I might as well have it enabled, and the others... mode from mono, 2ch discrete, vari matrix, I do not understand... so I just left that to the original position, then on the monitor knob I just left it at tape 2)... that's basically it...

 

but the problem is my volume knob is still not working... I still have to adjust my volume through my dac or my computer.... it kinda feels bad that I have a nice knob on my amp but it's useless... and it pretty much defeats the purpose of an amp if you can't even adjust the volume on the amp itself... did I do something wrong again... I think I might give up on the volume knob... does anybody know how to use it... or is there something wrong with my amp/receiver itself... I'm guessing now the sound that I'm hearing from my headphones is a bit enhanced since it went through the amp and the tape deck of the marantz... it sounds good... I guess... it is a bit using marantz technology I hope... otherwise all this effort would be in vain...


Edited by buencamino - 5/16/12 at 5:12am