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45rpm
07-20-2012, 04:57 PM
I've got an ADC 16/2R CD player that I'm trying to hook up to a Nikko receiver. I have it going into the AUX RCA input, into which I've successfully hooked up cassette decks.

I can only hear it when I turn the volume up almost all the way. I've tried two different sets of cables and there's no difference.

Can someone help? Is this thing returning to its BSR roots?!

dr*audio
07-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Are you sure the tape monitor switch isn't in the Tape position? Also check to make sure there aren't 2 AUX jacks. Some amps have a switch that switches between Tuner and Aux or phono.

45rpm
07-20-2012, 09:23 PM
I've found a workaround: I hooked up the CDP to a cassette deck, put the deck into the receiver, and put the deck in record mode, and it sounds good.

charles 1973
07-20-2012, 09:27 PM
Perhaps your CDP has a variable audio output like my denon and it is turned way back. It might need a remote to access the volume control.

45rpm
07-20-2012, 11:41 PM
Perhaps your CDP has a variable audio output like my denon and it is turned way back. It might need a remote to access the volume control.

Unfortunately, the remote doesn't have a volume control on it. Is there a way to adjust it from the inside?

coonmanx
07-20-2012, 11:57 PM
Are you turning up the recording levels? Sounds like the unit may have an issue with outputs.

charles 1973
07-21-2012, 12:00 AM
I don't think you can turn the volume up from the insde. odd that it be so low and still clear. I would expect if there was a problem with it's outputs it would at least sound distorted.

45rpm
07-21-2012, 08:27 AM
Are you turning up the recording levels? Sounds like the unit may have an issue with outputs.

Turning up the recording level on the cassette deck does the same thing as adjusting the volume on the receiver. I'd been turning up the volume instead of adjusting the recording levels.

And yes, it's completely distortion-free.

Celt
07-21-2012, 08:45 AM
2.0 volts is the standard for line level outputs on CD players. I'd say yours has a *problem*.

45rpm
07-21-2012, 09:24 AM
I'd say yours has a *problem*.

Well, it was made by BSR...:scratch2:

Frank Sol
07-21-2012, 09:44 AM
I've found a workaround: I hooked up the CDP to a cassette deck, put the deck into the receiver, and put the deck in record mode, and it sounds good.


That may be a workaround but you have a problem :scratch2:

Could be as simple as turning a switch or pressing a button. hard to say from where i'm sitting

TConnelly
07-21-2012, 10:58 AM
That may be a workaround but you have a problem :scratch2:

Could be as simple as turning a switch or pressing a button. hard to say from where i'm sitting

Agreed. Do you have the tape deck plugged into the same aux jack that you had the cdp plugged into? What happens when you plug the cdp directly into the jack you use for the tape deck? My guess is you have an issue in the selector switch in the amp. Or dirty jacks. Time for some Deoxit I think. Good luck!

Cheers.......................Todd

45rpm
07-21-2012, 12:43 PM
Do you have the tape deck plugged into the same aux jack that you had the cdp plugged into?
Yes.

What happens when you plug the cdp directly into the jack you use for the tape deck?
The volume is extremely low.