Pre-out as Line-out?

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  1. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    Can I use pre-out for zone 2 in my Marantz 6010 as a line-out (aka tape-out in old receivers) safely? If not any alternative?
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Sure, as long as it is active in all modes (not all zone outputs are.)
     
  3. Phil Rose

    Phil Rose Member

    What about the effect of volume control on zone 2??


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  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Many preamps with zone outputs have separate volume control for the zones. But yes this is a consideration.
     
  5. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    What would the line outs be used for?
     
  6. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    David, generally what's the max output through a pre-out? I think the old line out used to be 1.0 or 1.2 volt. I want to be sure I don't blow the input of my newly repaired Nak BX 2.

    Phil, to make mix tapes of some of my LPs for a old car without a CD player.
     
  7. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Standard consumer audio line-level output is 1 volt peak-to-peak.
     
  8. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    So is volume controlled pre-out?
     
  9. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Yes.
     
  10. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
     
  11. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    I'd think it would be much easier to use one of these - Compact LP - 3-Speed USB Conversion Turntable - ION Audio - Dedicated to Delivering Sound Experiences

    Sometimes you can find deals on them a bit cheaper (years back I got a VHS to USB for $30).
     
  12. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    They also have videos on how to use the software - e.g. -

    Years back I had separate recorders DVD, CD and VHS (still have it but have not used it in years) and when someone wanted a VHS tape made into a DVD I'd take out both components. One day on woot.com they had the Ion VHS to USB machine for $29.99 plus $5 shipping. So I bought it and stuck it in a closet in the basement of my old house. I gave away the DVD and CD recorders when I moved about 3.5 years back. A couple of people wanted VHS made into DVDs and it was an easy conversion with their software. There's other products out there too - Amazon.com: ION Audio U Record USB Music Archive System: Musical Instruments
     
  13. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

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