also I have a Behringer Pre amp with one in/ out....seems kind of ridiculous adding a cheap little pre amp to get EQ though
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Instead of swapping TT cables as needed, you could use a small phonostage and run it into a Line input on the Marantz.
Or use a passive switch box and hook up both TTs. Then run the output to the amp.
I see the Marantz has a preamp output and no input to the amp. You could use the Tape Out to the EQ, then back into Tape.
Plug all sources into the amp inputs, they would function as normal. When selecting Tape source you would have the EQ as your source. To change sources to the EQ, input the sources into the Recorder on the front of the amp.
so tape out to EQ , output of EQ back into tape in ....
plug all components into there assigned inputs in back of amp
TT 1 into Phono
TT2 into Line 1
"To change sources to the EQ, input the sources into the Recorder on the front of the amp."
Im not following that? input sources into the recorder on front of amp?
so you are saying when I turn my selector to tape recorder 1 (with EQ looped in that channel) It should EQ all components? As far as I know when I select Tape recorder 1 it just outputs that 1 channel & I should hear nothing ?? I don’t have a switch on front of Marantz that has that "tape monitor" switch like the old days w my old receivers...I do have a REC OUT button , that's it ...
here’s what I did :
Tape Recorder 1 Out > In to EQ
Tape Recorder 1 In > Out of EQ
Turned Selector to Recorder 1 and turned on TT w LP - got nothing
The only thing Im not getting is "input all sources on front of amp" what exactly are you talking about there?
Tommy, I have looked at the manual and read some blurbs on the Marantz. I would contact Marantz technical support. I do not think this has the typical " tape monitor " loop as yesteryear, this is why I suggest contacting them. A true tape monitor loop, as mentioned above, would give you the ability to monitor, and compare, the source being recorded, before and after, during the recording process ( a three head tape deck would have been necessary ). A tape monitor circuit ( button ) would need to override the source, enabling them to work, together, as opposed to instead of. To route the tt into the eq, you would require a separate phono section from tt before the eq. Hope it works out for you. Enjoy ! MrD.