connecting preamp to amp

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I am replacing a preamp in my system and have disconnected all of the cables from my old preamp and am now confused as to how to reconnect them to the new preamp.

Do I connect the RCA cables from my power amp to the input or output jack at the back of the preamplifier.

The back of my new preamplifier (Eastern Electric Avant) has 3 RCA Signal Input jacks (RCA 1, RCA 2, RCA 3). And it has 2 RCA Signal Output jacks (Output 1, Output 2).

To which jacks on the back of the preamplifier should I install the RCA cables from my CD player, phono preamp, and amplifier (McCormack DNA 0.5 power amp)?

I thought this would be easy but it has been a long time since I had to do this, ha.

Thanks.

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  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 1,295
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    Output goes to amplifier and input is for your source equipment.
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 2,176
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    invalid wrote: »
    Output goes to amplifier and input is for your source equipment.

    Thanks. Just to clarify that the below is correct;

    (1) I connect the power amp RCA cables to the RCA Signal Output jack (Output 1) at the rear of the preamp?

    (2) I connect the CD player and phono preamp RCA cables to the RCA Signal Input jacks (RCA 1, RCA 2) at the rear of the preamp?

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,172
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    You put your CD IN CD player.

    The cd player sends the signal OUT to go IN your preamp

    The preamp sends the signal OUT to go IN your amp

    The amp sends the signal OUT to go IN your speakers

    The speakers sends the signal OUT to go IN your ears



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  • Clipdat
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    Can you elaborate? I'm not following. How do I connect iPhone? Where is the Bluetooth connection made?

    Also my soundbar is losing it's WiFi and my subwoofer is thumping. If you could help with that I would appreciate it so much.
  • VR3
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    You have to stick your hands in a blender for those devices to aid in connection
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • pglbook
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Can you elaborate? I'm not following. How do I connect iPhone? Where is the Bluetooth connection made?

    Also my soundbar is losing it's WiFi and my subwoofer is thumping. If you could help with that I would appreciate it so much.


    ok
  • jbreezy5
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    VR3 wrote: »
    You put your CD IN CD player.

    The cd player sends the signal OUT to go IN your preamp

    The preamp sends the signal OUT to go IN your amp

    The amp sends the signal OUT to go IN your speakers

    The speakers sends the signal OUT to go IN your ears



    The silkscreen printing wore off on my ears and the signal OUT from the speakers doesn’t know where to go.

    Anyone know where I can get some black paint as a temporary fix?
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    VR3 wrote: »
    You put your CD IN CD player.

    The cd player sends the signal OUT to go IN your preamp

    The preamp sends the signal OUT to go IN your amp

    The amp sends the signal OUT to go IN your speakers

    The speakers sends the signal OUT to go IN your ears

    To quote (or at least to paraphrase) little Alex -- a bit of the the old IN-OUT. B)


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    A clockwork orange was a terrible movie.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    Well, I don't agree, but be that as it may.
    If you don't like the movie, you might wish to read Anthony Burgess' original novel (which is also quite remarkable, and masterfully written).

    Not that anyone cares, but: Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and A Clockwork Orange are Kubrick's masterpieces as far as I am concerned -- and three of the greatest motion pictures extant (again, IMO and FWIW, which admittedly ain't much).

    Both of the latter two are difficult movies, though -- albeit in rather different ways. But they're also sort of yin and yang views of the same (then) not-too-distant future.
  • msg
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    Exactly this, I was just writing the same thing. I've found it easier to describe and explain if you think in terms of the flow of "Music" from origin to destination. @pglbook - you're kind of coming from the wrong direction, but that's okay, because some people go both ways and thoroughly confuse themselves.
    VR3 wrote: »
    1. You put your CD IN CD player.
    2. The cd player sends the signal OUT to go IN your preamp
    3. The preamp sends the signal OUT to go IN your amp
    4. The amp sends the signal OUT to go IN your speakers
    5. The speakers sends the signal OUT to go IN your ears
    pglbook wrote: »
    Just to clarify that the below is correct; Yes, it's correct, but try to think in terms of Source to Destination

    (1) I connect the power amp RCA cables to the RCA Signal Output jack (Output 1) at the rear of the preamp? You connect the preamp RCA OUT to the power amp RCA IN

    (2) I connect the CD player and phono preamp RCA cables to the RCA Signal Input jacks (RCA 1, RCA 2) at the rear of the preamp? Yes, you connect the CD player and Phono preamp OUTs to the RCA INs on the rear of your preamp.

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  • audioluvr
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Well, I don't agree, but be that as it may.
    If you don't like the movie, you might wish to read Anthony Burgess' original novel (which is also quite remarkable, and masterfully written).

    Not that anyone cares, but: Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and A Clockwork Orange are Kubrick's masterpieces as far as I am concerned -- and three of the greatest motion pictures extant (again, IMO and FWIW, which admittedly ain't much).

    Both of the latter two are difficult movies, though -- albeit in rather different ways. But they're also sort of yin and yang views of the same (then) not-too-distant future.

    I read the book first which is probably why I hated the movie.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • msg
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    A clockwork orange was a terrible movie.
    It's disturbing, but still not as bad as the Beatles.

    I liked Eyes Wide Shut. Most people hated that one, too.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Well, I don't agree, but be that as it may.
    If you don't like the movie, you might wish to read Anthony Burgess' original novel (which is also quite remarkable, and masterfully written).

    Not that anyone cares, but: Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and A Clockwork Orange are Kubrick's masterpieces as far as I am concerned -- and three of the greatest motion pictures extant (again, IMO and FWIW, which admittedly ain't much).

    Both of the latter two are difficult movies, though -- albeit in rather different ways. But they're also sort of yin and yang views of the same (then) not-too-distant future.
    I'll have to check out the Dr. Strangelove film and the Anthony Burgess novel. It's been a long time since I've seen it, but I found A Clockwork Orange to be a bit of the psychological torture-y kind of disturbing and violent. I don't like that kind of content, even if it's just a few scenes. Typically don't revisit films like that. They make me feel physically sick. Like, when @Hermitism did all those images of people, and one of them was that creepy human centipede thing. I had no idea what it was, and then I looked it up and was sick for weeks. I haven't spoken to him since.
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  • mhardy6647
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Well, I don't agree, but be that as it may.
    If you don't like the movie, you might wish to read Anthony Burgess' original novel (which is also quite remarkable, and masterfully written).

    Not that anyone cares, but: Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and A Clockwork Orange are Kubrick's masterpieces as far as I am concerned -- and three of the greatest motion pictures extant (again, IMO and FWIW, which admittedly ain't much).

    Both of the latter two are difficult movies, though -- albeit in rather different ways. But they're also sort of yin and yang views of the same (then) not-too-distant future.

    I read the book first which is probably why I hated the movie.

    Absolutely fair! :)
    It is a remarkable book.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    Dr. Strangelove is a wonderful movie, in every sense of the word. :)

    Interesting bit of lore I read (on the internet -- in full disclosure!): the B-52 interiors were, it is said, more or less educated guesses... but the Defense Department was allegedly very surprised by their accuracy. Surprising the US DoD is... how to put this? ... not a best practice. ;)

    A very young James Earl Jones is one of the crew members (Lt. Lothar Zogg) on Major Kong's (Slim Pickens') B-52.

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  • Clipdat
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    I think I see a vintage Moog synthesizer in the background.
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    Slim Pickens...Yee-haw
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    "Send a wire to the main office and tell them I said...OW!"
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I think I see a vintage Moog synthesizer in the background.

    Yeah, and the DoD weren't happy that bit of confidential info on the BUFFs was shared with the great unwashed.
    B)