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Kaskade1309
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Connecting a Graphic EQ to a Receiver Without a "Tape 2/Monitor" Loop...

I own an Onkyo TX-8555 stereo receiver, which otherwise powers my (dedicated) two channel system beautifully...but lately, I have been hankering to want to experiment with getting a graphic equalizer back into the mix after years of using them in the past (though after some time and experience our taste tends to "mature" to the point that we realize tone control should be as avoided as possible, LOL) and to my dismay, my Onkyo does not have the traditional "TAPE 2/MONITOR" loop usually necessary to connect an EQ...

However -- I was advised that I can pick an EQ that has its OWN "TAPE" ins and outs on the back (I'm trying to track down a used Onkyo to match my receiver) and use THAT as the "loop"...and so my TASCAM CD recorder, which is connected in my system via the receiver's TAPE hookup right now (there is one "TAPE" in/out hookup on this receiver, no "TAPE 2") would run to the EQ's "TAPE" connections and the EQ's "MAIN" in/outs would run to my receiver's one TAPE in/outs...

Is this a viable connection possibility? Does there HAVE to be a TAPE 2/MONITOR loop to make an EQ work?

Thanks, Stereophile members...

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Anyone?

Anyone?

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