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Rotel RA-12 as a pre-amp

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Hi 

 

I'm looking at buying a cheap Rotel RA-12 to use as a pre-amp. But I do not know if the pre-outs are variable or fixed? I've looked everywhere for the answer!

Does anybody know or able to find out?

I have found out that the RA-12 is almost exactly the same as the RA-630, if that helps giving the answer.

Thanks for any help.

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99% sure they would be variable.

 

Perhaps someone who owns one can confirm.

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Yeah that's what I thought but I need to be sure. I've also been told that they are fixed but I don't trust the circumstances of the source.

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I have an RA12. How can I check this for you?

 

 

......hold on - does this help? I run pre-puts from the RA12 to a Rotel power amp. The volume control on the RA12 works to vary the volume through the power amp. I assume this means they are variable?

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1 minute ago, 943 said:

I have an RA12. How can I check this for you?

Connect another seperate amp with speakers connected or a TV via the pre-out of the RA-12 into an input on the amp or AV in on a TV.

Play some music on the RA-12 with the speaker switch in the off position. You should have sound coming out the connected device.

This sound should vary with the volume nob and bass/treble on the RA-12 if so, it is variable.

If you have no control over the volume, it is fixed. (Not variable).

 

Feel free to ask if you need more detail. :)

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12 minutes ago, 943 said:

I have an RA12. How can I check this for you?

 

 

......hold on - does this help? I run pre-puts from the RA12 to a Rotel power amp. The volume control on the RA12 works to vary the volume through the power amp. I assume this means they are variable?

Yes! Yes it does! Thank you very much! :D

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