I own a Marantz SR7005 and just recently purchased a pair of Bose 901 IV. I've done a lot of looking around on the best way to be able to run the equalizer with the Marantz receiver. It sounds like i would need a power amp. Im looking for power amps to buy, but i am kinda confused about what exactly the inputs im looking for on the back of the power amp to be compatible with the 901 IV equalizer. Also do i need a pre amp in order to make this all work or does my marantz receiver serve as the pre amp?
Yes, you can use the 901's with your receiver. You do not need tape monitor jacks (in & out) to use the Bose 901's with modern stereos. Just buy a $20 switcher: RCA or GE Pro 4-Device Audio/Video Switch available through Wal-Mart and on line. The Bose equalizer plugs into the switcher and then you can choose up to 4 devices to play (CD, FM radio, computer, Sirus/XM radio, etc.).