Equalizers and the Pioneer 1014

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  1. RobertJohn

    RobertJohn Auditioning

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    I am seriously considering buying the 1014 after reading all of the rave reviews here. But I have one question. My main front left and right speakers are vintage Mcintosh ML-2M's with two 12" woofers in each. The speakers are designed overdamped, and needed to be used with an equalizer having about 10db to 12db of low frequency boost.
    I am presently running a parametric equalizer through the tape monitor in/out jacks of an older Onkyo receiver. Two questions come to mind: (1) Will this same hookup work with the Pioneer 1014 ? (2) Does the built in individual channel equalizer on the Pioneer have enough boost to make this unnecessary ?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    BobB
     
  2. gene c

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    The EQ settings on the 1014 are 40/125/250/4k/13k. The 40hz isn't adjustable manually, only by the MCACC. And the boost for all is +-6 db.
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    The short answer is “probably not.” Even if the Pioneer has a tape monitor loop (which it probably doesn’t) it would only function with analog sources, not 5.1 Dolby Digital. In other words, no EQing for DVD’s.

    However, if the Pioneer has pre-out and main-in jacks for the front L/R channels, you could patch your equalizer in there and it would work with all programming, both analog and digital. If this is as important to you as I think it is, you might want to make sure whatever receiver you settle on has those in and out jacks.

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