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  1. I agree with Bud on the input connections to the amplifiers whichever works the best for you. If you would like to you can order an “FXQ” PIP module as a replacement for the standard “BBY” PIP modules. The FXQ will provide you with an XLR and 1/4" TRS connection for each input as well as a ground lift switch. I am also attaching the link to our "Amplifier Application Guide" that has a good section on making custom interconnect cables. http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/133472.pdf The default input sensitivity for the CTs amplifiers is 1.4 volts. So any device that has an output of the standard +4dbu/1.23v should be fine for use with the amps. Even if it had an unbalanced (single-ended) output of 1 volt or better it should be good as long as you wired the interconnect cable correctly. Now I say should because we have seen with some single-ended output Consumer gear were they don’t like to match up to Pro Audio gear and an audible hum or buzz is generated and we have covered some suggestions on how to remedy this in other postings. The amplifier sub output of your preamp generally is a send low frequency only output to go to another channel of amplification and speaker. If all four channels of your amplifiers are assigned for driving speakers already than you would need another amplifier. 2479[/snapback] Gentlemen All, I hooked up AMP1 with the preamp and a Sony CD player and two of the Bose speakers today (still awaiting delivery of AMP2 and the EQ...should be here today). I took a Monster Cable RCA Jack set, cut the ends off (L/R) one end, and wired up the connector provided by Crown with the CTS600 amp, using your suggestions. The amp came preset to 26dB, so I changed to 1.4V. The SOUND is incredible, better than I remember, and well worth my apprehension on making this step. Thank you so much for your inputs, your guidance. As I stated earlier, memory cells are starting to reactivate and your help has been invaluable in the process. HOWEVER, I can only run the single amp at 1/4 power, MAX...runs the cats and the dog out of the house if any higher. This is my Christmas present to myself and you gentlemen have helped make it a very Happy one. Can't wait for that second amp to get here now. The sound is so CLEAN, I had forgotten what it was like. Thank you, Happy Christmas and Merry New Year. Vr, Dan 2488[/snapback] Just an aside: I have now hooked up both CTS600s, only component not yet delivered is the equalizer. I could have done without it, at this point, not sure what it can add. Crown RULES. I thank you again for all your advise and help. Quite beneficial. Have a very Merry and Safe New Year. Vr, Dan
  2. I agree with Bud on the input connections to the amplifiers whichever works the best for you. If you would like to you can order an “FXQ” PIP module as a replacement for the standard “BBY” PIP modules. The FXQ will provide you with an XLR and 1/4" TRS connection for each input as well as a ground lift switch. I am also attaching the link to our "Amplifier Application Guide" that has a good section on making custom interconnect cables. http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/133472.pdf The default input sensitivity for the CTs amplifiers is 1.4 volts. So any device that has an output of the standard +4dbu/1.23v should be fine for use with the amps. Even if it had an unbalanced (single-ended) output of 1 volt or better it should be good as long as you wired the interconnect cable correctly. Now I say should because we have seen with some single-ended output Consumer gear were they don’t like to match up to Pro Audio gear and an audible hum or buzz is generated and we have covered some suggestions on how to remedy this in other postings. The amplifier sub output of your preamp generally is a send low frequency only output to go to another channel of amplification and speaker. If all four channels of your amplifiers are assigned for driving speakers already than you would need another amplifier. 2479[/snapback] Gentlemen All, I hooked up AMP1 with the preamp and a Sony CD player and two of the Bose speakers today (still awaiting delivery of AMP2 and the EQ...should be here today). I took a Monster Cable RCA Jack set, cut the ends off (L/R) one end, and wired up the connector provided by Crown with the CTS600 amp, using your suggestions. The amp came preset to 26dB, so I changed to 1.4V. The SOUND is incredible, better than I remember, and well worth my apprehension on making this step. Thank you so much for your inputs, your guidance. As I stated earlier, memory cells are starting to reactivate and your help has been invaluable in the process. HOWEVER, I can only run the single amp at 1/4 power, MAX...runs the cats and the dog out of the house if any higher. This is my Christmas present to myself and you gentlemen have helped make it a very Happy one. Can't wait for that second amp to get here now. The sound is so CLEAN, I had forgotten what it was like. Thank you, Happy Christmas and Merry New Year. Vr, Dan
  3. Bud, Once again, thank you for the excellent suggestions and help. I made some decisions...perhaps you could advise whether they are partially intelligent??? I decided on a Behringer FBQ3102 31-Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer (dual 31) and an AudioSource Pre One/A Stereo Preamplifier. Both seem to get rave reviews from users, so seem to be good. I have been out of the market so long, just don't know the components anymore. I am not really trying to cut costs too much, just don't see the need for really high-end for those two units...I could be wrong. I have also been looking at Rane, where I know I can't go wrong. My speakers are 8 ohm AM5/AM9. The preamp has a capability to drive a subwoofer, but I am not sure how to do that with the two amps. It appears one of the line outputs is for an amp OR a subwoofer. Can I drive both? An area where I am shakey on a component system. Receivers are so easy. My wife and I are in the process of building our house, so we are building the component rack...probably out of red oak. I am leaving plenty of "gap" for airflow. Had to hold off on complete design until deciding on whether I was going to use an EQ or not. The Behringer seems like a fair choice. The office I am installing in is a 20x25x10, hardwood floors, lots of bookshelves, hardwood walls where there are no shelves. Vr, Dan 2453[/snapback] Bud, Guess you got busy, or didn't like my choices. I recieved the Preamp already and the hookups look fairly straightforward. Your inputs are very helpful and I am grateful for your assistance. Amp #1 is supposed to arrive today, #2 Friday. I believe the connection should be OK. Vr, Dan
  4. Bud, Once again, thank you for the excellent suggestions and help. I made some decisions...perhaps you could advise whether they are partially intelligent??? I decided on a Behringer FBQ3102 31-Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer (dual 31) and an AudioSource Pre One/A Stereo Preamplifier. Both seem to get rave reviews from users, so seem to be good. I have been out of the market so long, just don't know the components anymore. I am not really trying to cut costs too much, just don't see the need for really high-end for those two units...I could be wrong. I have also been looking at Rane, where I know I can't go wrong. My speakers are 8 ohm AM5/AM9. The preamp has a capability to drive a subwoofer, but I am not sure how to do that with the two amps. It appears one of the line outputs is for an amp OR a subwoofer. Can I drive both? An area where I am shakey on a component system. Receivers are so easy. My wife and I are in the process of building our house, so we are building the component rack...probably out of red oak. I am leaving plenty of "gap" for airflow. Had to hold off on complete design until deciding on whether I was going to use an EQ or not. The Behringer seems like a fair choice. The office I am installing in is a 20x25x10, hardwood floors, lots of bookshelves, hardwood walls where there are no shelves. Vr, Dan
  5. Hey KB, First off "What is your System" and maybe I could help you. Post back, Bud 2440[/snapback] Bud, The "system" will consist of a cd player, a cassette player, four Bose dual cubes, the two Crown amps, a preamp. Not for surround, just good clean music in my home office. I just can't remember how I had my old Crown system hooked up and am looking for some advice. I have not decided on the preamp yet, but regardless, should hook up pretty much the same. The system is simple, I just don't want to hose anything up based on poor memory. I have been lazy and using receivers for too long... Thank you. Kickboxer 2443[/snapback] Hello Bud, Thank you for the very helpful info. Jogged some memory cells I thought were gone by now. Yes, standard left right, front rear set up. I STILL have not decided on a preamp...I know, past time, but I am trying for high value, low cost as possible. Right now I am looking DBX and Audio Source. Both seem to do the job for reasonable cost. Audio Source has the highest ratings for price, based upon about 40 evaluations I have seen. If you have any insight here, I would be happy to have it. Not asking you to recommend anything, but if the DBX or AS are not very good, please let me know. I am also looking at a DBX equalizer (31 band). Thank you, again. Vr, Dan (my real name...some sites want you to stick with a nickname)
  6. Hey KB, First off "What is your System" and maybe I could help you. Post back, Bud 2440[/snapback] Bud, The "system" will consist of a cd player, a cassette player, four Bose dual cubes, the two Crown amps, a preamp. Not for surround, just good clean music in my home office. I just can't remember how I had my old Crown system hooked up and am looking for some advice. I have not decided on the preamp yet, but regardless, should hook up pretty much the same. The system is simple, I just don't want to hose anything up based on poor memory. I have been lazy and using receivers for too long... Thank you. Kickboxer
  7. I just purchased two CTS600s. Actually, purchased one, decided to go front and rear and purchased the second. NOW, how do I connect this system? Years ago, I knew this, but it has been a long time (back in the disco 70's). If you could provide some sort of diagram to show how to connect the two amps and speakers, I would be GRATEFUL. Speakers are all BOSE. Thank you. Kickboxer