Audiokarma.org
Audiokarma Featured Sponsor

Go Back   AudioKarma.org Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums > Members' Systems


We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-03-2014, 12:03 AM
MRD* MRD* is offline
AK Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Will this work together without blowing up?

Hi All,
New to this.

Here is what I have...
Airmotiv 5s - powered
Schiit Modi Dac - usb
Marantz 2230
Random Pioneer CD
Sony E series walkman

How in the world do I set these up? Is it possible? There are so many different connection. Will it sound any good if I can figure it out?

Thanks for your feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-03-2014, 10:05 AM
MacNoob's Avatar
MacNoob MacNoob is offline
AK Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Geographic Center of Canada
Posts: 591
Interesting combination of stuff.

1st - don't plug the speaker outputs of your receiver into those speakers! They are amplified speakers and you could damage both receiver and speakers.

Gotta think about this.

Nice receiver by the way.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-03-2014, 10:18 AM
MacNoob's Avatar
MacNoob MacNoob is offline
AK Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Geographic Center of Canada
Posts: 591
OK looks like your 2230 has "Preamp out" jumpers.

Remove the Preamp Out jumpers. Don't lose them as you'll need them if you ever want to connect unpowered speakers to the receiver.

Connect Preamp out to the inputs on your powered speakers. You'll need cables with an RCA plug on each end. Basically you are bypassing the amplifier built in to the receiver.

Now you should be able to listen to the tuner in your receiver and control the volume with the receiver volume control. Should sound good.

You don't have many input jacks on that receiver.

You can connect your DAC or CD player to the Aux In on the receiver. Then listen to that with the Aux selection on the control. Should sound good.

Your Walkman is a speaker level output. It could be connected to Aux In with the Walkman volume at very low level but will never sound good.

Phono input is only for a turntable. Don't connect anything else to it.

Last edited by MacNoob; 12-03-2014 at 10:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-03-2014, 11:59 AM
cubdog's Avatar
cubdog cubdog is online now
banging through drywall
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oregon IL.
Posts: 19,139
First of all welcome to AK.

Secondly that's some nice gear you have but I have to ask, how in the world did you wind up with that combination? My advice would be for you to sell your speakers and replace them with conventional speakers. Just a thought.

cubdog
__________________
Shuguang Classic S8MK
Bel Canto DAC 1.5
Squeezebox Touch
Sony SS-M7
Mirage BPS-150
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-03-2014, 01:27 PM
BadassBob's Avatar
BadassBob BadassBob is online now
Digitally rendered
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: home of the GM Tech Center
Posts: 4,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by cubdog View Post
My advice would be for you to sell your speakers and replace them with conventional speakers. Just a thought.

cubdog
The Airmotiv's are a pretty nice line of speakers
__________________
RPi w/ Wolfson card | Parasound Zdac | Music Hall a15.3 | Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #6  
Old 12-03-2014, 01:57 PM
MacNoob's Avatar
MacNoob MacNoob is offline
AK Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Geographic Center of Canada
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by cubdog View Post
how in the world did you wind up with that combination?
I thought that too. I bet he had the Airmotiv/DAC combo and inherited the Marantz/Pioneer. Looking forwards to OP's comments.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-03-2014, 04:56 PM
cubdog's Avatar
cubdog cubdog is online now
banging through drywall
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oregon IL.
Posts: 19,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadassBob View Post
The Airmotiv's are a pretty nice line of speakers
I don't doubt that but his current combination of gear is somewhat problematic. I just offered a possible, and more simple, alternative.

cubdog
__________________
Shuguang Classic S8MK
Bel Canto DAC 1.5
Squeezebox Touch
Sony SS-M7
Mirage BPS-150
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-03-2014, 05:19 PM
MRD* MRD* is offline
AK Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
It's a mess.

Thanks for the feedback.

I am not confident enough to take apart the Marantz.

Here is the scoop on the equipment.

1. I have no clue what I am doing.

2. Started with the Walkman because it wasn't Apple and it used loss less files.
The added the DAC to try and get a better sound.
Then the Airmotivas because Schiit recommended them.
I got sucked into the Marantz because of all the talk about it's sound.
The CD player is completely random (Pioneer DVD-V7200 Professional Barcode CD/DVD Player)

3. None of it was inherited.

The original goal was to run the walkman through the DAC to the Airmotivs. That didn't work, even with a powered USB hub.

Clearly clueless.

New thinking The kids are getting Monoprice 8250 speakers for Christmas. Hook up the 2230 until I can get something better.

I also have a Lepai LP-2020A amp around. Planned to use it with the Monoprice speakers and a CD player for the kids.

Thoughts? Ideas?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-04-2014, 05:33 PM
cubdog's Avatar
cubdog cubdog is online now
banging through drywall
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oregon IL.
Posts: 19,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRD* View Post
Thanks for the feedback.

I am not confident enough to take apart the Marantz.

Here is the scoop on the equipment.

1. I have no clue what I am doing.

2. Started with the Walkman because it wasn't Apple and it used loss less files.
The added the DAC to try and get a better sound.
Then the Airmotivas because Schiit recommended them.
I got sucked into the Marantz because of all the talk about it's sound.
The CD player is completely random (Pioneer DVD-V7200 Professional Barcode CD/DVD Player)

3. None of it was inherited.

The original goal was to run the walkman through the DAC to the Airmotivs. That didn't work, even with a powered USB hub.

Clearly clueless.

New thinking The kids are getting Monoprice 8250 speakers for Christmas. Hook up the 2230 until I can get something better.

I also have a Lepai LP-2020A amp around. Planned to use it with the Monoprice speakers and a CD player for the kids.

Thoughts? Ideas?

Thanks.
How long have you had the Airmotivs? Emo has pretty solid customer support and might take them back especially if you have the original packaging. Other wise you might consider joining AK for $25 and try to sell or trade them in Barter Town.

cubdog
__________________
Shuguang Classic S8MK
Bel Canto DAC 1.5
Squeezebox Touch
Sony SS-M7
Mirage BPS-150
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-04-2014, 05:47 PM
PrestigeWW's Avatar
PrestigeWW PrestigeWW is offline
AK Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacNoob View Post
OK looks like your 2230 has "Preamp out" jumpers.

Remove the Preamp Out jumpers. Don't lose them as you'll need them if you ever want to connect unpowered speakers to the receiver.

Connect Preamp out to the inputs on your powered speakers. You'll need cables with an RCA plug on each end. Basically you are bypassing the amplifier built in to the receiver.

Now you should be able to listen to the tuner in your receiver and control the volume with the receiver volume control. Should sound good.

You don't have many input jacks on that receiver.

You can connect your DAC or CD player to the Aux In on the receiver. Then listen to that with the Aux selection on the control. Should sound good.

Your Walkman is a speaker level output. It could be connected to Aux In with the Walkman volume at very low level but will never sound good.

Phono input is only for a turntable. Don't connect anything else to it.
^^^this^^^
__________________
Prestige Worldwide.
The first word in entertainment.

My system: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...=1#post6815670
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #11  
Old 12-04-2014, 06:24 PM
MacNoob's Avatar
MacNoob MacNoob is offline
AK Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Geographic Center of Canada
Posts: 591
No "taking apart" involved with the Marantz. The jumpers are right on the back of the unit (marked Main In/Pre Out) and just get pulled off to disconnect the preamp from the power amp. You wouldn't use the power amp because your speakers have good power amps built in.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-06-2014, 05:44 PM
MRD* MRD* is offline
AK Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
OH! No I just sold the Marantz. Looks like I will be looking for another one!

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 PM.



Friends of Audiokarma
We appreciate your help in keeping this site going.
Stereo Repair World
Herbies Audio Lab
Vintage Home Audio
Amps and Sound
Pro DJ Headphones - click here
Organ Donor Parts
Wargos Electronics
Parts Connexion
Sonneteer
Take Five Audio
Sound Stage Direct
Audio Salon
AudioClassics
Audience AV
AV Solutions
Simply Speakers
Tone Arm Audio
BD Enterprise
Musical Paradise
Howard Products
Classic Sound Repair
FM DX Antenna
McIntosh Cabinets
Siliconray
BOI Audio Works
Vinyl Magic Record Cleaner
Amplifiedparts
Grant Fidelity
RSL Speakers
Yesterday's Audio
Urban Antigue Radio
DeWick Repairs
Many Moons Audio
Vintage Electronics Repair
The Tube Store
Politicalchat.org
Audio Doctor
Antique Radio Classifieds
MCM Electronics
Videokarma.org
   
   
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ęCopyright 2002-2014 AudioKarma.org, All rights reserved.