How do folks extend the AVR or PrePro inputs for making REW connections???

Thread Starter
Mar 22, 2019
My gear is in low wide rolling cabinet. It an ordeal to pull it away from the wall to access the back of the PrePro (alas no front inputs on a Marantz 8003).

I also have a NAD c568 that I run thru 7.1 inputs. I can reach around that and connect a cable, but it is awkward,

I'd like to get RCA extender cables (M-F) and leave it plugged to normally used unused inputs. Is that a dangerous or noisy to equipment idea? I could use wall plates for female RCA ports to keep the ends from touching.

There might also be RCA selector switch (1 in , 2 or more out) that would let me share a port to separate inputs on 8003 and C658. Most of these are described as multiple in and one out (does that make a difference).Though the Nobsound Little Bear MC1022 indicates it is bi-directional.

What do other folks do to make it easier to connect sound card to their gear for testing?

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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May 21, 2017
Corpus Christi, TX
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Yamaha RX-Z9 A/V Receiver
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Pioneer BDP-23FD Blu Ray Player
Front Speakers
Canton Karat 920
Center Channel Speaker
Canton Plus D
Surround Speakers
Canton Plus D
Surround Back Speakers
Realistic Minimus 7 (front EFX speakers)
Front Height Speakers
Yamaha YDP2006 Digital Parametric EQ (front mains)
Rear Height Speakers
Yamaha YDP2006 Digital Parametric EQ (subs)
Adcom ACE-515 (for power management)
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Yamaha DT-2 (digital clock display)
Audio Control R130 Real Time Analyzer
Remote Control
Stock Yamaha Remote
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An extension cable connected to a receiver input is no different than an input with no cable. Either way, nothing generating a signal is connected to the receiver.

Wayne A. Pflughaupt
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