A basic pre-amp question

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charmerci

A basic pre-amp question
« on: 25 Aug 2018, 02:11 am »
I'm a bit confused. Which is the input and output between the tape playback and tape rec?

dB Cooper

Re: A basic pre-amp question
« Reply #1 on: 25 Aug 2018, 11:04 am »
On most gear, 'tape playback' would be an input and 'tape rec' would be the equivalent of 'line out' (but before volume control).

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Re: A basic pre-amp question
« Reply #2 on: 25 Aug 2018, 12:07 pm »
Not to start up a firestorm, isn't it record for input and playback for output?

Funny that it's been so long since I taped anything I'm not at all sure.  I often think I should have kept my old three head Pioneer deck, it was a beast.  When I had it serviced years ago my repairman gushed about the build quality and advised me to never get rid of it.  Oh well.

Chris Adams

Re: A basic pre-amp question
« Reply #3 on: 25 Aug 2018, 12:26 pm »
Not to start up a firestorm, isn't it record for input and playback for output?

Funny that it's been so long since I taped anything I'm not at all sure.  I often think I should have kept my old three head Pioneer deck, it was a beast.  When I had it serviced years ago my repairman gushed about the build quality and advised me to never get rid of it.  Oh well.

On a pre amp, record would be out and playback would be in.

On a tape deck, record would be in and playback would be out.  :D

charmerci

Re: A basic pre-amp question
« Reply #4 on: 25 Aug 2018, 02:58 pm »

Funny that it's been so long since I taped anything I'm not at all sure.

Yeah, I think that's what had me confused too!

Thanks for the replies.