Possible To Hook Up Guitar to HT ??

Chuck C

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Is it possible to hook up an electric guitar to a home theater? has anyone ever tried? how's it sound?
 

Jeff Ulmer

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It is possible, but you need a preamp of some sort. Back in the old days you could use a Rockman, today something like a POD would work and sound decent (www.line6.com).

Without some kind of amp simulator it will sound pretty crappy. Guitar amps and speakers and hi-fi are worlds apart.
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Not to mention the fact that even with a preamp, you seriously risk running excessive level into inputs designed for line level components.

I would say a cheap guitar amp will always be preferable to the passing guitar noodler rather than risking toasting your HT gear.

-Vince
 

Chuck C

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sound advice....i was just toying with the idea of 5 channel stereo jam sessions!
 

Jeff Ulmer

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I should have qualified that the preamps I was referring to were line level out, not ones designed to use with a guitar amp.
 

NickSo

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Possible, but very risky, coz of the reasons stated above...
 

Jeff Ulmer

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It's actually not risky at all IF you have a -10 line level out. You wouldn't be able to do 5.1 though, only stereo at best.
 

Mark Romero

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I have a Digitech RP-1 processor with RCA's out and have hooked it up to my HT. Sounded pretty good even with my lousy speakers.
 

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