Connecting Bose 901 or similar to Pioneer VSX-1014 or Yamaha HTR-5790

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  1. John Becker

    John Becker Auditioning

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    My present speakers are the dBX Soundfield One system. These haven't been made for a few years, but they are similar to the Bose 901 system in that they require the use of a dedicated proprietary equalizer which comes with them. This equalizer is connected in the tape monitor loop on old-style stereo receivers.

    I'm about to upgrade my system to a new receiver, and I have noted that the models I'm looking at don't seem to have a tape monitor loop.

    I'm considering the Pioneer VSX-1014 or the Yamaha HTR-5790 or possibly the Yamaha RX-V1400. If anyone here is using any of these receivers with front channel speakers requiring an equalizer, please tell me how you hooked it up. Thanks!

    John
     
  2. David Bikeman

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    I had 901's once. The best way to hook them up is on ebay. [​IMG]

    David
     
  3. Randy C Sr

    Randy C Sr Stunt Coordinator

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    I still have a pairs of 901's used for front channels. The only way you can connect your speakers is get a receiver that will let you use the front outputs as a preamp and add a separate power amp between the speaker and the EQ. The other way is use separates (pre/pro amp and separate power amp). Short of that David is correct.
     

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