Thread starter p19978; Start date Jun 1, 2014; p19978 Member. Hello, I have the following: Sony Str-da3600es for films Marantz SR5023 amp for music I want to connect both of these to a Kef Kube2 sub. Rega Planar 8 with Vessel R3SM cartridge , Cambridge audio CXC CD Transport, Roksan K3 DAC, Yamaha AS-1100 amplifier, Marantz SR7009 & KEF R500 Floor standing speakers. It gives better sound quality. I was just running his speakers from my old amp for hi-fi but now i've set up the AV stuff i'm unhappy with the hi-fi sound. If you have any further queries, comment below. You can connect pass-through output on the first amp to the preamp input on second amp and up to so on. eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'speakersmag_com-box-3','ezslot_9',166,'0','0']));Related: How To Wire/Connect 4 Speakers To A 2 Channel Amp Diagram? Can I hook two amps up to one sub subwoofer speaker. These red and white male plugs can be connected to two amplifiers and hence, the problem is solved. yeah, I'm thinking of buying a stereo amp and I'm still deciding what the best option is!! If you want a switch that will accommodate two amps and two sets of speakers (exactly like the $120 Beresford does), you will need one more 4PDT switch and one more set of stereo speakers binding posts. My main system, which is too complicated for my family to use and a Pioneer reciever, which my family uses for normal TV/DVD viewing. Just remember if the sub isn't DVC DO NOT TRY TO HOOK IT UP!it will mess up both amps and the sub then you will be out of that much money when you could have bought one more speaker or one big amp. Wire Multiple Amplifiers To One Source. JavaScript is disabled. I'm laid back and get along with everyone. Live setup: two amps, one speaker cab. Most speakers that you can see on the market today comes with two binding posts. 7 respuestas. Hi, I’m Noor Alam, founder of SpeakersMag.com. If your integrated amp doesn't offer this you'll have to preset the sound level on the integrated amp and make a mark so you know where to set it when in av mode. You blow your shit up man, I should know. And there is one infallible reason for that: human voice belongs to the same frequency, too. Amplifiers are used to reproduce sound by increasing the amplitude of the sound. It gives better sound quality.Wire Multiple Amplifiers To One Source. speaker switch sounds like an option too. Use speaker wires and connect amplifier with head unit. One set of speakers. Yes as I mentioned in my first post. You may be connecting multiple amps for different purposes like if you have an old amplifier that you think could add value to your audio system. You can switch between speakers and/or amplifiers. Email us at [email protected] Q Will I damage a stereo amplifier by using it to amplify only one channel—in this case, my system’s center speaker?—Richard Regan A No, but there are conditions. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'speakersmag_com-box-2','ezslot_4',162,'0','0']));There are many options available to connect multiple amplifiers to one source. Published January 2021 . The No. Then connect each half of the cut remote wire to each of the 2 connections on a toggle switch. this could be completely stupid and obvious but i need to know before i possibly blow someones speakers or amp. Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more. This switching box works for either two amps connected to one set of speakers, or two speaker sets connected to one amp. However, if you already have multiple amps and you just want to connect them, you can do so if you have enough choice. It's a lot easier with an amp like the arcam as you do not have to worry about setting the volume level each time you watch a movie. Otherwise, you can use Line Output Converter (LOC) to get speaker level inputs. switch box for connecting two amps to one pair of speakers. Run speaker wire in exactly the same way from the back of the second amplifier into input B. Hope someone can help me on this one. There is such as thing as a "system switching" box which allows you to connect one pair of front speakers to two amplifiers...it has a push switch to select amp 1 or amp 2. how do i hook two amps to one car stereo? They are for the low frequency and high frequency, respectively. Some higher performance amplifiers even have two sets of speaker connections to make it easier to connect things up. your underpowering a little yes , however no damage will be done to the sub because of this , i know you can hook up 2 amps to 1 sub but it's not that easy , pluss you'll have to tune the amps exactly, your best bet get an amp that's got more power but be carfull the w7's have really odd ohm loads so make sure the amp is stable at the speakers ohm load , In this case, you will need amplifiers that have speaker level input. thanks for watching ! Related: How To Split RCA For Multiple Amps. One sound is not necessarily superior to the other, but when you have the same note landing on two different surfaces (amps), your tone gets a massive, spread-out feeling. By adding an extra speaker to the output of an amplifier, you are adding to the load of the amplifier. Now I have different amps that I can set to "parallel" input and so I only needed to split the signal once to go into 2 amps, my old amps only had bridge and stereo so I had to split the output into 4 separate signals to go to each channel. questions is, can i hook up both amps for different occasions? Followers 0. wiring two amps to one speaker. Let's imagine two girls one low as 1/2 ohms. I have one set of front speakers (Mirage OM-5) and two A/V systems. You must log in or register to reply here. Worth a little more imo. Join the AVForums team live on Wednesdays at 7pm UK time. If you have other audio components, you can also ground them from the power block. It could be more complicated for you to understand the internal wiring if you have no technical knowledge.eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'speakersmag_com-box-4','ezslot_7',177,'0','0'])); Also Read: Best 5.25″ Marine Speakers For Motorcycle, Boat And Jeep 2020. If you have pre-outs on your av amp you can connect these directly to your integrated amp. In this way, you will be avoided from many grounding issues.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'speakersmag_com-leader-1','ezslot_5',183,'0','0'])); Also Read: The Best 5.25″ Car Speakers For The Money. When none of the above methods are working for you, there is another solution for you. If your head unit has neither pass-through outputs nor multiple preamp outputs, there is a third option of Y-Adapter or splitter cables. You could run two zones also. Rich man looking for older man & younger man. I cannot be the only person connecting two rooms with Dante, so is there a smarter way to use Dante Via for this? Check out Lesmcd's music collection on Discogs. Can use a powered sub in stereo or even multiple speakers, 2 rights. 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From our four methods, you can select the one that best fits your audio system.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'speakersmag_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_6',174,'0','0'])); Today many head units have many preamp outputs that you use to connect to the amplifier. If the speaker isn't Dual Voice Coil(DVC) then do not hook two amps up to it.If it is DVC the hook one amp to one side of sub and hook up the other amp to the other side. You’ll have one going from the switch to the stereo and one from the amp to the stereo. The main factors that you need to consider when you wire in two or more amps are how you will deal with the power cable, grounding each amp, and whether or not the remote turn-on signal from your head unit is strong enough to split between multiple amps. This was our guide to connect multiple amplifiers to one source, hope this will help you a lot. If you can remember to always put BOTH amps in standby before switching, you could build a simple box with a toggle switch to go from one … By DrWho, August 28, 2004 in 2-Channel Home Audio. You can wire two amplifiers, or even multiple amps, in one car audio system, but it takes some extra planning. Check the impedance of the speakers - if they are both 8 Ohms and you amp is good down to 4 Ohms you’ll be OK. The procedure is no difficult and you can connect two or three amps just by splitting one RCA jack. Therefore, the speakers can produce unmuffled audio after you employed bi-wiring to them. It may charge you extra. Typically, you can you can show how to power supply into. I love music and got my bachelor’s degree in sound engineering. Most of the amplifiers include this functionality in internal wiring.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'speakersmag_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',175,'0','0'])); If pass-through functionality is available you can connect two or more amps together. You can connect as many amplifiers as your head unit can support. Yes, you hook a way, i am in diameter. Copyright © 2000-2021 M2N Limited E. & O.E. What I currently do is have the speaker … My arcam a75+ has an av in that allows the gain to be controlled by an av amp. If you install multiple amps, make sure you provide them enough current. Some people also attach multiple amps to hear the louder sound. I currentoy have the following gear. It is not easy for women to find a good man, and to be honest it is not easy for a man to find a good woman. Just like you, I also love different music products and in my spare time, I share my knowledge with audio lovers on this site. Question, I have a 5.1 amp for Movies, and a seperate 2.1 stereo amp for music in the same room, can I connect both amps to the same front speakers ( ie two sets of speaker wires to each front speaker ) - will only use one amp at a time. I have rigged this up with a splitter (Y leads) connected to both the sony and marantz sub outputs and then connected by a single lead to the sub. Whatever the reason is, you can wire multiple amps in 4 different ways. Hello everybody. After plugging the splitter cables, there will be two pairs of red and white male plugs. Have a set of speakers in your office and one in the lounge and change the speakers using the switch, and the amps as you like. thanks hawklord, do you know if theres any amp around 250 that do this too (av mode)...which ones would you recommend? I dug this up...seems like it might be a solution. Powered by Xenforo, Hosted by Nimbus Hosting, Original design Critical Media Ltd. Post by Meatbix » 05 Jun 2017 03:07 Ok so I'll start with my current setup. I'm sure any hifi retailer would be able to point you in the right direction for your budget. Our recommendation is to buy a single amplifier with multiple channels. If you are buying a new amp and wondering whether to buy one with multiple channels or multiple amplifiers. I have the switched power sockets for the amps alongside the neutrik socket … If you are willing to look second hand the Arcam Alpha A85 and possibly others in the range have an AV in, should be able to pick one up on e-bay for well under £200. These options vary from one system to another as different systems have different input/output options. Here are some of the things you have to keep in mind for better wiring and preventing any failure or system damage. Then there is no problem and you can install them. This website uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. I'm a lady. Depending on the capabilities of your amplifier, you'll have several options to work with. To bi-wire your speakers, first remove those jumpers and use two sets of speaker cables. 1. The audio line was edited due to copyright issue . I'm not completely certain but I think Rotel amps have the av in facility as well as Arcam. Most of the people connect two amps together; one for speakers and other for subwoofers. If you want to have both amps hot so you can immediately switch from one to the other, the main question is how careful you are. AVForums.com is owned and operated by M2N Limited, I live in a small apartment and don't have the luxury of a dedicatex room for music listening so the living room does double duty for movies/tv and music. wiring two amps to one speaker Sign in to follow this . How to Bi-Wire Your Speakers. Connect two amps to one speaker. Is it possible to have them both hooked up at the same time? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I only use a single splitter now, but at one time I used a splitter and then had 2 splitters off of that. You can wire multiple amps together and get better sound quality than a single one. You might have two sets of speakers and two amplifiers in your living room that you want to multi-switch between. Related: How To Hook up/Install An Amp Without RCA Jacks. company number 03997482, registered in England and Wales. hmm. RCA cables are connectors that help you connect between two electrical devices. It will also save space if you are installing your car or another vehicle. I was just running his speakers from my old amp for hi-fi but now i've set up the AV stuff i'm unhappy with the hi-fi sound. How To Wire/Connect 4 Speakers To A 2 Channel Amp Diagram? Most of the people connect two amps together; one for speakers and other for subwoofers. Most amps are fine with 2 speakers connected to an output, but in some situations you can blow the amp up. I'm trying to visualize as I'm still not clear about having two pre-amps...which one would control the volume, etc? The above mentioned is one of the ways of “amping up” or connecting two amplifiers to a single RCA jack. You can select only one position at the same time. At the speaker end they will separate and at your receiver or amplifier end, they will typically be joined together. Reply to this topic; That’s because you have two different responses partnering up to create one huge stack of tone. "I'm using an NAD C162/C272 separate pre-amp/amp combo (150W X 2) combined with a Yamaha RX-V1600 receiver and Energy RC-Series speakers for my "hybrid" HT/Audio system. I'm borrowing a friends AV setup and his speakers. Regardless of where the amp is getting its’ remote turn-on voltage, this will allow you to turn the amp off while still playing the radio. Some people also attach multiple amps to hear the louder sound. As all the head units do not have many preamp outputs, you should check preamp pass-through functionality in your amplifier. That is, two speakers is double the load of one speaker. Just one is probably about connecting multiple amps and refinements that is this up some amps to connecting two pairs of speakers 2 subs? How do you hook up two amps together - How to get a good man. Joined: May 21, 2009 Messages: 20 Likes Received: 0 Location: Germany. Looking for an old soul like myself. In some cases, it also weakens the signal. Whatever the reason is, you can wire multiple amps in 4 different ways. Discussion in 'The Workbench' started by tgeucihtnairk, May 27, 2009. tgeucihtnairk New Member. I know there is something about tube amps I need to be careful of - making sure there is a load before powering on? eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'speakersmag_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_8',167,'0','0']));The choice is yours. 1 Home Entertainment Tech Community & Resource. When one of the switches failed I opted to replace it with four pole neutrik speaker connectors such that it is impossible to have two amps connected to one speaker. For a little extra you could pick up an ex dem Arcam A75+ for around £350. Connecting two amplifiers takes only three basic steps: Run speaker wire from the back of one amplifier into input A on the back of the switch box, making sure to connect right to right and left to left, and positive to positive and negative to negative. Similar to a passenger on a small motor bike: add another passenger and the load the bike needs to carry is doubled, but most bikes will cope with two passengers.However adding more than two speakers will normally overload the amplifier. Respuesta Guardar. However, not all subwoofers are so simple and straightforward, depending on the specific model and maybe some personal experience. My interests include staying up late and taking naps. The reason is that everything will be fine and you could your desired number of speakers. Connect these directly to your integrated amp get speaker level inputs they will separate and your. 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