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Old 22nd February 2004, 05:41 PM   #11
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Originally posted by 5th element
I said exactly whart plannet said?
Close... an artifact of the way i browse the forum... when i opened the thread, the one i replied to was the last post, but by the time i answered there was a whack of posts -- including yours -- that i hadn't read.

From personal experience the tape loop solution is only suitable for getting an idea of what things will work out like. After a while it will drive you to distraction.

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Old 22nd February 2004, 06:03 PM   #12
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I'm afraid adding pre-outs in my Alpha 6 is getting to difficult/expensive for me.
Unless somebody can lead me step-by-step throu the modding-process.

Perhaps it's a better idee to purchase a good secondhand Alpha 7R instead of an extra Alpha 6.
The Alpha 7R has preouts.
I have spotted one on "" for only 150 euro.

I can use the 7R itself for driving the left and right treble and connect the preouts to my own Alpha 6, using it as a poweramp.
Can I use the line-in on my Alpha 6? Or is it better to choose another input?

I still have a lot of questions...
Thanks for your help so far.
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Old 22nd February 2004, 06:26 PM   #13
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Originally posted by planet10
From personal experience the tape loop solution is only
suitable for getting an idea of what things will work out like.
After a while it will drive you to distraction.

Except I'd say it will quickly drive you to distraction.

Nevermind anyone else trying to use the equipment,
fried tweeters are a very realistic possibilty.

And you lose a basic feature of your amplifier.

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Old 23rd February 2004, 11:13 AM   #14
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I never said tape outs was perfect
Hifi world harked on about biamping with smaller integrateds that didnt have preouts etc worked really well like this. I suppose blowing tweeters would be a possability, but if you use the same idea that you will turn up the tweet amp and bust the tweet then surely it would be by accident, so there is just as much chance of you over cranking a single integrated by mistake.

Either way tape loops do work ive done it with two Quad77 integrateds. Although with the quads they had a digital volume controls so level matching was really easy.
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Old 25th February 2004, 09:47 PM   #15
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Is there somebody who has done the job of adding Pre-outs on a Alpha 6 Amp?

I would appreciate any comment or suggestion.
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Old 5th May 2004, 06:41 AM   #16
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Arcam used to offer a pre-out upgrade to the arcam 6+ through dealers. It was 50 (uk) - I had it done and bi-ampng worked quite well. Don't know if Arcam have any of these kits left - it looked like a simple slot-in board and used an input as a pre-out.
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