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electric guitar in denon avca1d?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by grahamricho, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. grahamricho

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    how could i plug an electric guitar in to an av amp would it work?
     
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    Why would you want to do that?

    It is possible but you would do well to have a pre amp or mixing desk to the amp, using the line out from that.
     
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    A guitar solo in 5.1 perhaps? ;)

    Note that the output of the instrument might be higher than normal stereo sources, so make sure to turn the volume knob down first!
    All you need is an adapter cable (guitar to RCA/phono stereo).
     
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    You will need a guitar pre-amp to interface your guitar to the amp. The guitar will output at a different resistance to that which the amp is expecting to be input. You should be able to get one fairly cheaply from a music shop, i'm sure you know of one.

    Have fun!
     
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    Absolutely do not try to use an electric guitar with a home cinema amp. Aside from anything else, it won't sound very good.
    You're much better getting a dedicated guitar amp and speaker(s) like, maybe, a Marshall combo.
    Guitar pre-amps usually have various settings for clean, distortion and various sounds inbetween. You won't find these on a HC amp.
     

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