Nakamichi sr-4a pre-outs. Is it possible to add pre-outs

So Nakamichi Sr-4a has signal processing jumpers to power amp. Those jumpers are for adding an equilizer or some signal processing unit.
Those pre-out jumpers don't modulate volume. The "pre jumpers" send full volume voltage to power amplifier part of this receiver.

I often need pre-outs whose voltage output can be modulated with volume knob. To run a sub woofer or send pre-amp signal to a power amp.

The manual is around 28mb in size so I could not attach it. It's available on hifiengine but it's an extra hustle to make an account there

Nakamichi SR-4 - Manual - Remote Control Stasis Receiver - HiFi Engine

I am fairly capable. Basically I would like some help finding the spot where pre amp signal is sent to power amp.

Thank you


Paid Member
2003-06-12 7:04 pm
Maine USA
Sequence is selector, tape switch, jumpers, Volume controls, line-amp, tone-amp, power amp.

You probably want to tap the power amp feed.

Tone Control PCB, connector CN-44, pins 2 and 5 signal, other pins ground.

Depending how it's built, it may be easier to find these points on the Tone Switch.

Gain of power amp is 23, so about 1V max signal here.


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Paid Member
2003-06-12 7:04 pm
Maine USA
..could I connect headphones to those connectors . ...

You originally asked "To run a sub woofer or send pre-amp signal to a power amp." Not direct to headphones.

You "can". It won't be very loud. There's 1k of resistance in series. While 300 Ohm phones may do OK, 32 Ohm phones will be quite quiet.

Run this to a "headphone" amp and then to headphones.
So I tapped in connector 44. Used headphones to confirm volume and tone controls work.

One quick question.
Do grounds of rca jacks connect to chasis eventually?(in general and in this receiver in particular)

I would like to only run signal wires from pin 2 and 5 to the rear pannel. Tight space and I don't want to clutter it with many extra soldered wires

I have 2 types of rca jacks. Please See images to visualize


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