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split audio cable to 2 different amps
Old 15th September 2018
  #1
Gear Maniac
split audio cable to 2 different amps

Hi, I wanna know if there is such thing as connecting one pair of speakers to two amplifiers.
Let's say I have one pair of B&W DM330i's and 2 amps when I wanna use my modern amp for dolby surround I don't want to have to plug the cables from my other amp in the modern one again. I would like to have a switch


Modern amp
---------switch
Vintage amp

Is there such thing from aliexpress or anyth?
Old 15th September 2018
  #2
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I would consider using something like this. I would open it up and confirm that it is a simple switch.
Note that if you are using this with one pair of speakers and two amplifiers, NEVER switch it to the "A+B" position.
That would short the two amplifiers into each other.

Amazon.com: A/b a B A+b Stereo Speaker Selector Switch Switcher Combiner 2 Way Black Box: Home Audio & Theater

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg
Old 16th September 2018
  #3
Gear Maniac
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Originally Posted by Richard Crowley View Post
I would consider using something like this. I would open it up and confirm that it is a simple switch.
Note that if you are using this with one pair of speakers and two amplifiers, NEVER switch it to the "A+B" position.
That would short the two amplifiers into each other.

Amazon.com: A/b a B A+b Stereo Speaker Selector Switch Switcher Combiner 2 Way Black Box: Home Audio & Theater

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg

Isn't there a more simple switch? Without the A plus B ? I'm afraid I would mistake someday and blow my amps up :///


I live in t he Netherlands Europe
Old 16th September 2018
  #5
Gear Maniac
yeah, maybe I could make a wooden box and soldering the wires onto some kind of this (random pic from internet)



Or will I lose audio quality?

The switch --> soldered wire ----> audio connector to plugin to the amp see the pic
Old 16th September 2018
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As long as you don't use cheap junk components and use proper termination (soldering, crimping, etc.) techniques, you will not lose quality.
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