Theremin on an AV Reciever?

Posted: 9/1/2010 1:58:29 PM

From: Nebraska

Joined: 8/29/2010

I have a Studio Standard by Fisher AV receiver from the 80s with all kinds of inputs, and I was wondering if it would be possible to connect my Theremin to it so I can play using all of the speakers.
Posted: 9/1/2010 3:43:56 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

You can, but it's not an ideal arrangement. I assume you are doing it as an inexpensive stop-gap measure?

At minimum, you'd need an adapter with a 1/4" mono jack (for the theremins instrument cord) that splits into two RCA plugs to give you a right and left output. You could plug it into the CD, Tape, or AUX input.

I don't know what kind of signal the B3 puts out, but it may be a little hot for this kind of set-up.

A better arrangement would be to go through a small mixer with an effects loop so you can dial back the output and you could also feed it through a stereo, multi-FX unit to add a little reverb or anything else you'd want.

Otherwise, simply feeding the theremin directly to the receiver might be a little disappointing. The sound would still be a dry, mono signal no matter how many speakers you’re using.
Posted: 9/2/2010 3:23:38 PM

From: Nebraska

Joined: 8/29/2010

Yeah, this is only until I have enough extra money to purchase a Theremin Amplifier for it. It is kind of working with what I already have. I will definately be improving the setup.

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