Originally Posted by DMRube1
For the first time I'm having a use to use the tape-out connections, and it appears to only be sending out the analog input signals, through the analog outputs...I suppose this makes sense in some way; but I need the 'tape-out' to send any of my selected inputs to the 'tape-out' outputs, specifically, and more importantly, the digital inputs sent to the analog 'tape-outs'. Is this in any way possible? I've looked throughout the set-up menus, of which I'm reasonably familiar and haven't come across anything that gives any menu selections like I'm describing.
If it helps, my particular application is to feed this signal to the Sonos Connect/Port to send the same source I'm playing on the Casablanca throughout my whole-house Sonos network. What I'm describing only works if I select an analog source, telling me only the analog inputs are sent to the analog tape-out' outputs. But whether this is a Sonos-specific question or not, I can also see the value of being able to send out any selected input to the analog outs, and like I say, I haven't been able to find anything in the set-up menus that give any source-selections.
Hello David, if I understand you correctly, I seem to have achieved the above without needing to do anything special.
Selected Input Source to Analog Tape Out should be automatic, as it should be, and it seems to be the case with Casablanca.
In my case, test is done with Sony Blu-ray player connecting to Theta via (DIGITAL) HDMI 2 input, and Casablanca's ANALOG Tape Out in the back connecting to my headphone amp. Playing 2 channel CD music, I got sound immediately and it's behaving appropriately, ie volume change in Casablanca doesn't affect it.
There is instruction in the THICK and !!NON INDEXED!! (
feeling Grinchy this morning) Theta manual, on page 50. However, when you push the Tape Out button on front panel of Casablanca, the option to change input source is no longer available
, at least in my CB IVa. The options are blanked out and/or non responsive. It seems to now default to "selected input" as source, which is "normal" and should be fine in your case. I did not test Digital Tape Out. There is mentioning of a "Optional Tape Out DAC" in the old CBIII HD manual and I have no idea what it is. Hope this helps and good luck.