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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:10 pm 
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Hi,
This is probably a silly question , but here goes. I have a integrated amp with no pre outs but it does have record outs
Would it be ok to connect the rec outs to a power amp ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 pm 
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only if the amp has a variable output as you will be delivering a full volume signal to the amp.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm 
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you can, but the volume on the integrated will not work on it...that signal is straight out bypassing the volume...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm 
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Just to be clear, record outs are at full gain so your power amp will go to max volume.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:07 am 
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Thank you all, I now get the Big Picture. (A pair of hearing aids ) lol


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:00 am 
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KJT1 wrote:
Just to be clear, record outs are at full gain so your power amp will go to max volume.


And power amp will be blow your speakers !!! Lots of chance


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You could probably get a Carver Z coupler off Ebay and that would work for you.
I don't know what effect it would have on sound quality as I have never used one myself.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carver-Wide-Ba ... SwybpbhCab


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As others have noted, the tape-outs are NOT designed to drive an external amplifier. You can make it work, but IMHO, it is not worth the effort and potential risk.


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paulnijs1 wrote:
Hi,
This is probably a silly question , but here goes. I have a integrated amp with no pre outs but it does have record outs
Would it be ok to connect the rec outs to a power amp ?
Thanks.

Better to complete the move to separates. (I'm assuming you already have the power amp - which is why you asked the question.) There's any number of good new and used pre-amps available out there, at a price points ranging from very low to ridiculously high. You would just need to choose the one with features that match your needs.

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Not the most elegant way but, with appropriate adapters, you can feed a power amp from the headphone jack on you integrated amp. I tried it and it works quite well. If the power amp has volume controls, you can use the tape out from the integrated but you won't have tone controls.


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