Hello. My two-channel setup revolves around an Onkyo TX-8555 stereo receiver and while I know it's normally shunned at by audiophiles, I have been considering possibly getting back into running a graphic EQ in the system (right now I listen to all sources with bass and treble on the 8555 set to the "flat" or midway positions of the knobs). The problem is, my receiver doesn't have the traditionally required "Tape 2/Monitor" loop hookup that an equalizer would normally go through -- all this unit has is one "TAPE" IN/OUT hookup which right now is connected to my TASCAM CD recorder (so I can record all sources flowing through the receiver)... I was advised on other boards that what I can do is find an EQ that has its own "TAPE" IN/OUT hookups in the back, and this will suffice for my receiver's lack of a TAPE loop -- so, I was told, my CD recorder's ANALOG IN/OUT would go through the EQ's TAPE IN/OUT while the EQ's MAIN IN/OUT would feed the TAPE IN/OUT of my receiver...still, others advised me this would NOT work so I don't know what to do... I have been considering tracking down an Onky0-branded equalizer via eBay or another source (of course, the company doesn't make them anymore) as I happen to like the brand and have found several that do have "TAPE" jacks in the back...but before I buy one, can anyone here confirm for me if hooking an EQ up through my current receiver CAN actually be done so long as the EQ itself has a TAPE in/out? Or does the receiver HAVE to have a TAPE 2 "loop" connection?