What's in your monitor loop?

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What's in your monitor loop?

I thought I 'd mention it, because you don't see one for sale that often. Along with an old reel tape unit, someone is selling an RG Pro16 on Ebay:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Otari-MX5050-Tape-Machine-w-DBX-150X-Noise-Reduction-RG-16-Dynamic-Processor-/292178635539?hash=item4407342b13:g:nawAAOSwGBtZY-LD


I've used one of these for many years and I love it. It make the quiet passages between songs quieter and the loud portions louder to your discretion. Phase Linear made a version, but RG was one of the best.


I use 12 db of expansion on FM with less input volume and about 8 db on CD's or LP's. The 2 position slope controls the attack rate and I find it works best set to 1 (more) for FM and 2 for CD or LP. If someone can pry this away from the reel unit sale, you'll have a nice catch.


The other unit in my monitor loop is an Audio Control Phase Coupled Activator. This creates a sub harmonic of the input bass. Not louder like an equalizer, but deeper in frequency by halving the input frequency. I use it set fairly low on the dial, but it adds a nice punch to the bass. It can make any speaker sound deeper. I grabbed some pics from Ebay to show you what they both look like. Take a look ò¿ò

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I'd like to hear what your using in you monitor loop or your opinions on these. Thanks.
 

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IMG_0001.jpg Sideways, but you can get the picture, and that's just the living room audio stack to the right of this computer deck.

Have I got it all working yet?

Nope. I'll get it figured out soon.
 

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Thanks for stepping in, Bill. I like to hear what other members are using for sound processors. You wouldn't be getting away with this kind of topic, elsewhere, on an audio purist forum. Pretty stuck-up I would say. And those purists haven't got time for a quadraphonic 8-track tape.

I'm sure ol' Lee has an RG-16, too. I use a few sound processors, a Pioneer SR-303 stereo reverberation amplifier and a Pioneer RG-9 dynamic range processor. I had a Pioneer SG-9500 equalizer hooked up for a few years, but I had the controls set so minimally, I opted to take it out of the loop, for now. As a special note, I bought both the RG-9 and SG-9500 from Lee. Both units were in impeccable cosmetic and operational condition.



Here's a video of some Bob Marley with a little reverb on:

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I have another little box to add to my system, later. Will post it once I have it in place.

Nando.
 

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DBX 400X
Pioneer CT-F600 cassette
Pioneer SG-300
Pioneer SR-303
Pioneer RG-9
Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette

But I haven't managed to get it figured our so far this year (and it's been a long and crazy 9 months since 2 1/2 feet of snow got dumped on us in about a week last winter).

I've been trying to simplify the bedroom system into a more modular setup that uses two integrated amps as preamps, one audio and one AV because I have so much stuff in there,

two cassette decks
EQ
5.1 surround decoder/amp
two receivers (front and rear stereo, rear is alarm clock and rear surrounds)
CD changer
CED player
Beta and VHS Hi-Fi
Laserdisc
DVD

Reel to reel

Yah, Oly, I'm yutsy...
 

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Mr. Popeil would have to say, "But WAIT! There's MORE"!!!
 

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It's not always in because I don't need it that much, I've got the speakers and room dialed in quite nicely, a SAE 180 parametric Eq, every home should have one!! Much nicer than any graphic/cut/boost Eq IMHO
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Forgot to add I run a JVC KD-25 Cassette in the monitor loop of the RG, in my monitor loop.
 

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I run eight cassette decks (one of them a Sony EL-7 Elcaset) and an open-reel deck in my main system. Yes, I have an infatuation with cassette decks. I, also, use two MiniDisc recorders. All of the decks and MD recorders are routed via a dbx 200, dbx 400X, and Pioneer U-24 to the Pioneer C-72 Reference Control Amplifier's two tape loops.

The JVC KD-25 is a deck I found at the flea market years ago. After a clean-up it performs well.





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Nando.
 
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Nando, we'll need an update when that new switcher shows up. I'll leave the rest of the details out so you can enjoy the introduction of your new toy.
 

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Yes, my latest acquisition. Because you can never run out of tape loops without having one of these:



Nando.
 

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On an older quadraphonic system, I used a Sansui SE-9 Compu-Equalizer. The presets on the different eq settings allow motorized control of the sliders. A cool thing to watch in action:



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orange - cool setup. I can see you have a thing for Pioneer goodies. Nice.


Nando - That's quite a system and I can't believe you have a KD-25 too. Bought mine new in 1978. Ancient, but It's been reliable with a good enough sound and still plays a few things here that never made it to CD.

Interesting switcher. Never seen one of those before. Looks like it was made with you in mind.
 

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Lee: Yes, up to 16 source components can be patched into the Audio Authority Model 3/50 High Accuracy Comparator System. I have been assembling a racked system for our home AV system, upstairs, as part of our house renovation. Of course, a Sony dual-well cassette deck and Pioneer Laser-disc player are already in place. Going to add a number of other pieces in time.



Nando.
 

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Bill: Nice to hear you still kept the JVC KD-25 since new. It's a simple cassette deck, but it's built well. When I get a thrift store pick-up I always check out what's under the bonnet.



Nando.
 

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Lee: Yes, up to 16 source components can be patched into the Audio Authority Model 3/50 High Accuracy Comparator System. I have been assembling a racked system for our home AV system, upstairs, as part of our house renovation. Of course, a Sony dual-well cassette deck and Pioneer Laser-disc player are already in place. Going to add a number of other pieces in time.



Nando.

Nice Nando, beautiful as always...
 
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