AV8801 -- analog output
Greetings everyone! I have an AV8801 and am about to integrate a tape deck into my system. The AV8801 (thankfully!) has one analog output ("Media Player") I will connect to the tape deck's Rec Input, so I can record things like records, etc.
My question is, does anyone know if signals going to this output are subject to the unit's signal processing before going there? Or was Marantz savvy enough to shunt signals to this Output before they undergo Audyssey, etc.?
i.e., ideally analog signals that come from, say, my turntable will go to the "Media Player" analog output before the unit converts them to digital, washes them with all the sound processing, and so on. Or, if it must Analog-to-Digital convert everything that comes in, at least it sends the signal there for Digital-to-Analog before it goes through all the other processing goodies.
Does anyone know how Marantz / the AV8801 handles this? Is anyone using this output for a similar purpose? My impression is that most (quality) pre-amps have always done this properly -- signals went to the Rec Out outputs before processing, etc. so they weren't colored by, say, tone controls -- but in this new generation of "home theater" pre-pros, I worry things might work differently.
What d'ya all think, and/or know, and/or speculate??