That is a recipe for disaster. Then we fitted the rear wall with binding posts. You can buy a kit to turn your speaker wires off of your head unit into an amp hookup, this is the same you build a system on a factory head unit. I'm not saying you're lying or anything, just that it's not a common thing at all. The preout option is simpler if your stereo amp offers a processor aka home theatre mode to support bypassing its internal preamp, but is a pain in the butt if you don't, as you need to deal with level matching mark the correct volume level on the stereo , accept audio degradation due to the double pre-amp and never forget to turn the volume back down again before using the amp's inputs! Connection would go like this: 1. You will need the following parts: 1. The output of switch 2 is connected to the input of switch 3.
We used an enclosure of a nice-looking but crappy speaker as a housing for our switch. I say go with that option because your speakers won't outperform the bass tube. Other manufacturers of automatic switches include Russound and Speakercraft. That covers amps and stereo speakers. Active switchboxes are a different story, in my experience they do degrade sound and have their own background noise. Amp A and Amp B are connected to the inputs of switch 1. Is it possible to use a speakers selector switch in reverse for this? The set of speakers includes : 2 columns high-medium , 2 bookshelf speakers med-low and one subwoofer.
Now I know how to wire the amps power distribution block. Switch 3: 1 input, 2 outputs this one can be ready made if all your amps can handle common ground and more than one set of speakers connected at the same time. We cut the missing wall from plywood and made holes for binding posts. If 180 out of phase is the same as hooking the speaker up backwards which it is then what in the heck is 90 out of phase? But in some cases a simpler solution would suffice. More importantly, they have the A+B selection possibility, which is what you select if you want to fry your amps it would connect amps to each other and fry output transistors.
With the above system, switches 1 and to select amp A, B or C only one at the time. Would it be the best option for my stated goals. But then again the internet, like you mentioned, provides wiring diagrams. In short, I would not use any of these switchboxes to switch between amps. Why make life more complicated with add on Amps and switching systems that are bound to make finding the right balance of sound more difficult? This switching box works for either two amps connected to one set of speakers, or two speaker sets connected to one amp.
You could have also had a short in one of your y-splitters. Walmart sells scoshe ones that are better than that, line out converters are good for low wattage amps. For these reasons, an alternative to using a manual switch which may get annoying over time , you can use an automatic speaker level switch such as. You use both speakers A and speakers B at the same time with each receiver I understand that your situation is the second scenario. If you short connectors you will fry your amp, so be extra careful.
Those 2 decks that it happened to, were they similar models? Techically if its dual voice coil you can do it, but seriously dude. Consequently, it is possible for one output to see the other output as a dead short, and that won't be good for either amp. You could have a home theater receiver for movies and a dedicated stereo amp for music like I do and not enough space to accommodate two separate sets of speakers for each amp or a wife, who vetoes this solution. Also, putting an attenuator volume control in line is a good way to degrade the sound, so I would not do that. So we have: Amp A, Amp B and Amp C Speakers A and Speakers B Switch 1, switch 2, switch 3 Remember that my switches can work both ways, this means that they can have either 2 inputs and 1 output or 1 input and 2 outputs. Make sure you do that before connecting amps. You can select only one position at the same time.
Common ground is not a problem with turntables in most cases. But can be a problem if it is an amp selector. We installed the switch in the opening left after removing the bass tunnel. You could have overloaded the preout transistors. To accommodate 3 amps and 2 pairs of speakers you can daisy-chain 3 switches made according to the same principle as my switch. If you do that, and then turn on both amps, you will fry at least one of them, possibly both. Or actually 2 switches like mine to switch between the amps and one cheap, ready-made speaker selector, because switching between speakers is a less sensitive issue and you can have both pairs of speakers playing at the same time and, unlike amps, they can have common ground.
I understand that the subwoofer is not important because you only use it with the surround receiver and you only need to connect speakers A and B to two receivers. So, again, is it safe to connect two amps to one set of speakers? Sorry mines five channel so thats how I think, but say he is using a cd player that output is a sub channel, the filtering is done at the amp, but it can't add what isn't supplied by the channel, I have yet to see regular speakers sound right hooked into a sub channel If it is just a rear channel no problems. I just wouldn't want to run both subs and regular speakers on the same rca. My somewhat knowledgeable friends differ on what I should do next. If you do that directly, simply run speaker cables from both amps to your speakers — definitely not.
But the amps I have are 2 channel and each amp has an input and output for left and right channels. Great for subs but not for speakers. Wires sometimes get loose during assembly, so at this point all connections of the switch should be carefully tested again for short circuits. Outputs both source and sink current. Second, I replaced the two factory 6x9s with a slight upgrade to two three-way Lightning Audio 6x9s with 225 watts peak.