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How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a Receiver

I was recently handed down an old music system consisting of Sherwood Receiver RV-6030R, Sherwood Cassette Deck DD6030C, Sherwood Equalizer EQ-5010C. Unfortunately I do not have any of the Owner’s Manuals or Instruction Manuals for these. I also have a Technics SL-Q3 Turntable which I want to connect to the receiver. Can someone please tell me how to interconnect these in the right manner so that I can select the source on the Receiver while at the same time let me have an option of running the signals through the equalizer. The images of the front and back panels are as follows:

Any help will be appreciated
Thanks in advance
Regards
Deepak



Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Connect equalizer input to receiver pre-out, and equalizer output to receiver main in.

Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Thanks Billy,

Will try it out over this weekend.

Regards
Deepak

Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Hi Deepak,

Bronco Billy's solution will work, but is not the preferred method. Not all receivers have Pre-Out / Main-In jacks. The usual procedure is to put the equalizer into the tape loop. Connect Tape Out to EQ In and Tape In to EQ Out. Then by using the Tape Monitor switch you can select equalized (Tape) signal or non-equalized (Source) signal. Most Equalizers have a set of jacks available so that you can connect the tape recorder to the equalizer because you are now using the Tape jacks on the receiver.

This is the preferred method because the equalizer is not connected directly to the power amp without going through the volume control. If you were to turn off the equalizer while the receiver is powered on you may get a loud pop to your speakers, possibly damaging them. If you use the pre-out method, ALWAYS turn the Equalizer on FIRST and off LAST.

-bob

Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Thanks bob, very good to know that.

Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your input. Will hook-up the system over the weekend.

Regards
Deepak

Re: How to connect Turntable, Tape Deck & Equalizer to a ...

Hi Bob,

Worked perfectly! Now I just got to clean all my LP's and go back to good old Analogue.

Thanks and Regards
Deepak