Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment


Reviews of Attainable Hi-Fi & Home-Theater Equipment

To Doug Schneider,

I recently purchased a Yamaha RX-A1010 A/V receiver and am connecting my legacy components to it, but I do not see an input/output for my Yamaha KX-W321 dual cassette deck.  Does this mean that I can no longer play my old cassettes as this technology has been bypassed in these new A/V receivers?

Thanks,
John

You should have no trouble connecting your cassette deck or any other analog source to the RX-A1010. In fact, the RX-A1010 appears to have a phono stage, so it will accommodate a turntable if you have one. The RX-A1010 doesn’t have an analog input specifically marked Tape, but it has several other analog inputs that should work fine with your cassette deck. From the RX-A1010 back-panel shot I found online, it looks to be Audio 3 or Audio 4, but consult the manual just to make sure. . . . Doug Schneider