Here's the situation: My dad has a Rotel RA-820 BX2, it has no treble or bass controls. He likes the amp for CD / vinyl - but he wants some tone control for old tapes (increase treble) and also the radio (drop the bass). I'm trying to find a solution whereby he can keep his beloved amp and have some control of EQ when required. Ideally, a little black box with a Treble and Bass dial (and Mid if necessary) is what I'm after. I ASSUME, the RA-820 BX2 has an in/out to manage the loop-back. I've looked online at a number of old graphics equalisers, but many like the old Kenwoods, Technics, Pioneers are made specifically for the same brand integrated amps. Anyone know of a decent and reasonably cheap solution. [By the way I'm in the UK]Any help much appreciated. Thanks, C.[EDIT: To the moderators: Apologies, just realised I posted this in the wrong place, stupidly I clicked on T.S.O.L.'s post for Hardware, and now I've mirrored T.S.O.L.'s error. Can a mod move this to its proper place. Thanks C.
I've looked online at a number of old graphics equalisers, but many like the old Kenwoods, Technics, Pioneers are made specifically for the same brand integrated amps.......1) Are there any issues with the Rotel that I should know about - i.e. inputs/outputs. I know nothing about Hi-Fi EQs. Can pretty much all integrated amps accomodate them?
You may be able to connect both the tape machine and the EQ in series. This should work if the sound passes through the tape machine with the tape machine off (or in pause/standby). You can test that by switching the tape monitor switch to "tape" while listening to one of the other inputs. If the sound passes-through tape machine, you can add an EQ into the "loop". ...You'd connect amp's tape-out to the tape machine's input... Connect the tape machine's output to the EQ's input... And, connect the EQ's output to the amp's tape-in.