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Technics 1560 cable advice

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 03:23:59

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Location: Montecito, CA
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I'm likely to be installing a Technics 1560 that will need a cable length of at least 10' to the preamp, and the cable will pass some AC. The 1560 does not have balanced output. I have an ISO-MAX transformer if that would be of value -- short RCA cable from 1560 to ISO-MAX, longer XLR cable from ISO-MAX to Ayre KX-5/20. The tape recorder will be on the same wall as a pair of turntables, but the phono stages have balanced outputs.

My total experience with tape recorders is with Ampex 350s and Nagra portables. Techs in the lab maintained those. I'm a novice.



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RE: Technics 1560 cable advice, posted on January 4, 2021 at 10:04:58

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Location: SF Bay
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You ought to have good quality with RCA cables that have the shield tied at both ends for 10' -
I have used longer runs w/o issue-
Happy Listening


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