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Connecting Seperates

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Russboy, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Russboy

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    Can anyone help me please.

    I have a NAD C350 Amp, with an Arcam CD72 and Sony JB940MD.

    I have just bought a Rega P2 Turntable and am having difficulting creating a tapeloop to record from vinyl to MD.

    I can connect my Turntable directlt to my MD, but this means I need the MD on when playing vinyl.

    I have connected the Rega to the Tape 1 Inputs on the amp and then run a second interconnect from Tape 1 Outputs to Analogue Input on the MD. Problem is that as soon as I do this I just get a highish pitched noise and
    nothing else.

    I am sure that Turntable Output connected to Amp input (Tape 1) and the Amp Output (Tape 1) to MD is correct, but it does not give anything but this noise.

    Is there anything obvious I have done wrong.

    I have checked the leads by using them on different components and they work fine.

    Thanks in anticipation
    Russ
     
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    The signal from a turntable needs to go through a dedicate Phono input on the amp or use a phono stage to convert the signal to a standard usable one for the amp.

    Paul
     
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    What he said. Your thinking that analogue means turntable, it does'nt it just means a standard line level input. Your TT needs to go through a phono stage, either at the amp or seperately, this converts it into an analogue signal that you can record.
     
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    Thanks for your response.

    The connections are a follows

    Rega out to Project Phono stage SE to Amp at Tape 1 Input
    It's when I connect Tape 1 Output to the MD I can only get the high
    pitched whine.

    The phonostage direct into the MD works fine, but it means I haveto have the
    MD on even if I am not recording

    Russ
     
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    Have you tried one of the other inputs (any will do). You would not normally tape/record from a tape input, therefore suspect this may be the problem. The tape out sockets are usually just a fixed output from the amp pre-stage, so whatever is being fed into the amp will be output (but not usually the tape input).

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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I'll try it out tonight

    Russ
     
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    Thanks for your help.
    Plugged the Rega into a different input, wired the tape out to the MD
    and when selecting analogue input on the MD it receives the Turntable signal.

    In fact I got the whine back when I switched the amp to MD while recording
    from the turntable. I think the previous connections were sending two signals
    at the same time to the MD.

    Anyway thanks once again, and I can't believe how good the Rega sounds
    with vinyl.

    Kind regards
    Russ
     

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