Magnat RV3 - does it have a tape monitor function?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Chiliarches, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Chiliarches

    Chiliarches Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    Howdy all.

    I am considering a trade for an Magnat RV3 integrated amplifier. Does anyone know if the Magnat RV3 has a true tape loop/tape monitor function? It has a REC out and a TAPE in...but I don't see a switch for a true loop in any of the photos.

    A couple of reviews online mention a "tape loop", but none of them tested it as far as I could tell, and I suspect the writers were assuming there is an actual loop based on the inputs/outputs and don't actually know. Looking at the unit I don't see how there could be.

    I've reached out to Magnat with my question but haven't been able to get a response...

    Thank you!
     
  2. Chiliarches

    Chiliarches Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    Really having a hard time finding info on this unit...
     
  3. harby

    harby Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR, USA
    It seems there is not a tape "loop", but you can record. There is no way to monitor the tape deck when playing another source. If you pick tape as the source, you might even get a cool feedback loop if you try to "monitor" on your tape deck.

    from the manual:
    REC Out
    For connecting devices for analogue
    sound recording (e.g. tape recorder). The
    signal for the selected audio source with
    fixed level applies for this output, i.e. it is
    independent of the position of the volume
    knob.
    TAPE input
    For the connection of a cassette deck or
    tape recorder.
     
  4. Chiliarches

    Chiliarches Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Chicago Suburbs
    THANK YOU!!!
     

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