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CD player directly into power amp?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by Swinnydon, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Swinnydon

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    Hi all,

    Bit of a funny question so here goes... I have a tosh sd900e, a Rotel 1066 pre, and a Roksan Caspian power. Not entirely happy with the sound at the moment and wondering whether there's a fault on the 1066. Is it possible to connect the phono-outs from the tosh directly into the roksan for the most direct route?

    cheers!
     
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    Unless your Tosh has a pre-amp stage I would have thought not.
     
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    This can be done,using a passive preamp or some form of attenuator between the CD player,and the power amp.....if you don't,the CD player's peak output of 2V is very likely to at best overload the input stage of the Roksan(or any other power amp)and at worst may damage your speakers.

    I've used an Audio Synthesis Passive pre for some yrs for this,cutting out the use of an active preamp,with very good results,but the AS passives aren't cheap.
     

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