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Do I need attenuated interconnects?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by bjcol, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. bjcol

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    I will soon be the proud owner of a Rotel RB976 6 channel power amp to replace my Marantz PM66SE and Yamaha 492. I have a Sony EP9ES processor which I will use as a digital preamp/processor with the Rotel. I plan to connect my Marantz CD67MKII OSE cd player to the bypass inputs on the Sony for direct to Rotel CD playing as I belive this should give me the best CD playback. The Marantz has line out volume adjustment on the remote. What I want to know is will I need to fit attenuated interconnects. Reason I ask is someone warned me I might but I'm not sure. These are the specs I found in all the manuals:

    Marantz CD67MKII OSE line out: 200 ohms, 2V RMS
    Sony EP9ES line out: 1 Kilohms 1 Volt
    Rotel RB976 line in sensitivity: 22K Ohms 1.5 Volt

    Can anyone tell me if this lot will work happily with my QED Qunex 2 interconnects hooking them up?

    Many Thanks

    Ben
     
  2. CounterWhine

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    I'd give Russ Andrews a ring and ask them. They'll probably say yes but at least you'll know exactly how attenuated they need to be.

    D.
     
  3. ukaudiophile

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    Hi,

    You could also give Audiophile Candy a call. They do the Rothwell attenuators which have been reviewed recently and are very highly thought of as giving attenuation without damaging the phase or tonal content.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     
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    Not needed for my Sony 9ES and Marantz players but RA and Rothwell are the best I know.
     

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