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can I connect speakers and amplifiers like this?
« on: November 16, 2009, 05:34:29 PM »
Hi!

I got 2 Hifi-amplifiers and 4 speakers and wounder if its possible to connect the like this:

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Alternative 1
mp3player -- [3.5mmJack OUT -> RCA-IN] --> amplifier1 --> speakerpair1
amplifier1 -- [RCA-UT -> RCA-IN] --> amplifier2 --> speakerpair1
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Alternative 2
sold my own cable and connect:
3.5mmJack --> rca1, rca2, rca3, rca4 (rca1,2 to speakerpair1 and rca3,4 to speakerpair2
The problem with alternative 1 is that it would be both amplifiers on the same speaker (speaker2) cause i cant adjust the volume out seperately.

cause of this Im thinking of alternative 2
the solding should be like this no?
3.5mmJack -> 4x RCA:
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3.5mmJack tip+ -> rca1 centerpin+ och rca2 centerpin+
3.5mmJack ring- ->  rca1, 2, 3, 4 outer ring-

that must be correct?
thanks!!

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Re: can I connect speakers and amplifiers like this?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 05:57:55 PM »
The 1/8th plug has 3 connections- tip (left), ring (right), and sleeve (ground).  Splitting the signal passively is fine, I guess, but not ideal.  But in order to do this effectively, just make a 1/8" > RCA cable, then jumper two more RCA jacks from the original RCA  jacks.  Plug both of them into each amps input and you're set.     

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Re: can I connect speakers and amplifiers like this?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 06:06:42 PM »
thanks!

forgot the shield :)

I meant:
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3.5mmJack tip+ -> rca1 centerpin+ och rca2 centerpin+
3.5mmJack ring- -> rca3 centerpin+ och rca4 centerpin+
3.5mmJack sleeve (ground) -> rca1, 2, 3, 4 outer ring-

what do you mean by
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jumper two more RCA jacks from the original RCA  jacks.

sorry. english is not my mothertoungue and didnt understand

did you meant like my description above?
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Re: can I connect speakers and amplifiers like this?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 07:18:05 PM »


Like this, but with rca jacks.

Your pin assignments above are correct now.  Now you just have to make a cable that is soild.   :)

 

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