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post #1681 of 1941
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

So with your pre outs on the integrated amp, are they controlled by their own volume knob or fixed?

 

Looks like he can control by using either integrated and A2 volume pots. So there's some sort of double amplification involved.

post #1682 of 1941

I wonder if it has a tape monitor loop?  If so, he could use the tape output.

post #1683 of 1941
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

I wonder if it has a tape monitor loop?  If so, he could use the tape output.

 

I don't see any other outputs on the back of RA-12.

post #1684 of 1941

I would be inclined to find out the specs from the owners manual for that output.  Not like there is any real choice though.

post #1685 of 1941
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

I would be inclined to find out the specs from the owners manual for that output.  Not like there is any real choice though.

 

Preamp Output / Impedance 
1V / 470Ω

 

Pre-out/Impedance 
1.2V/470V (at -20dB)

post #1686 of 1941

Thanks guys, the only way I can get sound from the A-2 seems to be through the pre outs. I've tried attaching the cables to all the other outs and I don't get any sound.

post #1687 of 1941
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

Thanks guys, the only way I can get sound from the A-2 seems to be through the pre outs. I've tried attaching the cables to all the other outs and I don't get any sound.

 

I'd use dedicated DAC with A2, to be honest, but it's up to you.

post #1688 of 1941
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Preamp Output / Impedance 
1V / 470Ω

 

Pre-out/Impedance 
1.2V/470V (at -20dB)

per the manual:

 

Premp Output/Impedance 1V/470 Ohms

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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Preamp Output / Impedance 
1V / 470Ω

 

Pre-out/Impedance 
1.2V/470V (at -20dB)


Woah. That's good!

post #1689 of 1941
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

Thanks guys, the only way I can get sound from the A-2 seems to be through the pre outs. I've tried attaching the cables to all the other outs and I don't get any sound.

 

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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

I'd use dedicated DAC with A2, to be honest, but it's up to you.

That would be the way to go.  As long as you're happy with the sound, that's all that really matters.

post #1690 of 1941
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

per the manual:

 

Premp Output/Impedance 1V/470 Ohms


Woah. That's good!

 

Well, that's definitely not a line level. And going through two pre-amps (and tone controls/ 2 volume pots) doesn't do signal any good, I guess.

post #1691 of 1941
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

I'd use dedicated DAC with A2, to be honest, but it's up to you.


OK-I don't have an external dedicated DAC. The Rotel RA-12 is one of these amp DAC combos in one unit. Maybe in the future I'll go to a separate DAC.

post #1692 of 1941
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

Well, that's definitely not a line level. And going through two pre-amps (and tone controls/ 2 volume pots) doesn't do signal any good, I guess.

Never know. Might be making it sound better. Impossible to know for sure.
post #1693 of 1941
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Never know. Might be making it sound better. Impossible to know for sure.

Ugh! I'd just like to know if I'm wasting the A-2 and may as well listen straight thru the amp. Funny, if I connect the A-2 to my CDP vs the amp, the sound is somewhat different (of course-two different components), but I'd be hard pressed to say which is better.

post #1694 of 1941

It's definitely not the optimal setup, but may still sound good. Ideally your source should connect directly to the A2.

post #1695 of 1941
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Ugh! I'd just like to know if I'm wasting the A-2 and may as well listen straight thru the amp. Funny, if I connect the A-2 to my CDP vs the amp, the sound is somewhat different (of course-two different components), but I'd be hard pressed to say which is better.

Exactly. When you are talking about the quality of the equipment you are using, your personal tastes will be the deciding factor. Just decide for yourself smily_headphones1.gif
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