Connecting Marantz receiver to Amp

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  1. grantG

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    Does anyone know how/if I can connect a Marantz 7400 receiver to a B&K amp so that the amp will turn on when the receiver does? Is this a DC trigger?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes that is a DC trigger and the 7400 has the capability.
     
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    John, I noticed that its an RCA jack on the amp but a smaller plug on the receiver? Does this sound correct?
     
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    Hmmmm not sure on that one. You may just need an adapter, or maybe you can use the Marantz remote control feature, which should use an RCA - that's how I trigger my Marantz amps (but of course, then they are Marantz).

    On the off chance, have you checked to see if the B&K has signal sensing capability or is operated by DC trigger only?

    Do you already have the 7400?
     
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    Yes, I have the 7400 already.

    Not sure about the signal sensing? What is that?
     
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    Some amps will monitor for signal and turn on if they detect one.
     
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    I saw where Radio Shack has a cable with a mini-plug on one end and an RCA plug on the other. Maybe I will give that a try.
     

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