preamp hookup question

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  • 11-25-2008, 10:49 PM
    stevareno
    preamp hookup question
    Hello everyone.....if you were to take a vintage preamp......send rca connectors to one amp via the preamp's standard output......and a second rca connection to a second amp via the TAPE OUT on the preamp...can you run both amps at the same time...in other words....will the tape out send a signal all of the time......thus avoiding the need for "Y'ING" rca's from the standard output to the two amps?

    Did that make any sense to anyone?? Thanks for any replys.
  • 11-25-2008, 10:57 PM
    02audionoob
    I thought the tape output was looking for a much different impedance than the main.
  • 11-25-2008, 11:03 PM
    stevareno
    I don't know...thats why I came here.....to listen to the experts tell me if I am all messed up on this idea!! I thought I read somewhere that a tape output was a very clean continuous signal...since it's main purpose was for recording.......
  • 11-25-2008, 11:24 PM
    02audionoob
    How would you control the volume of the amp that's on the Tape Out? Seems like you'd need an external attenuator.
  • 11-26-2008, 01:24 AM
    stevareno
    didnt think of that...good point.....