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What is "Rec' & "Pre' on Integrated Amp?

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I've been looking at a few Integrated Amps to purchase.  One amp has only 3 x RCA's in? Seems a little light to me considering I'm using 3 already in my current set up. 

No room for expansion?

But there are 2 other jacks called 'Rec' & 'Pre'? What are these for?

Can I use either of these for say Tuner, CD player, Dac etc?

 

Thanks in advance.

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No, they are outputs. Rec allows you to record, and Pre allows you to use the integrated as a pre-amp if you buy a power amp or mono blocks.

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7 minutes ago, Jeddie said:

Can I use either of these for say Tuner, CD player, Dac etc?

In short, No. They are both output sockets, not inputs. The REC is a record out, it runs a fixed line level analogue output signal intended to go to an analogue recorder (in the past, usually a cassette deck, possibly a reel to reel tape recorder, or now and again a VCR that was being pressed into such service).  The PRE is a variable level output usually running to the power amplifier. The volume control on the integrated amp controls the level of the signal going to the power amp(s)

Neither can be used as an input.

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