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#145306 - 08/13/06 11:47 AM Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker?
JimBass Offline
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Registered: 08/13/06
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Hi, I'm a Axiom owner for a couple years ...
VP100
QS8
M40 (whatta sale!)
M3Ti

Anyway, I'm going to do some wiring in my house and I wanted to put a couples lines from 2 different amps into my M40's. Both lines should never be active at the same time ... but I want to know in case of the inevitable accident when 2 amps (denon, yamaho) are powering my M40's, will that be a problem?

TIA!

Jim

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#145307 - 08/13/06 12:47 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: JimBass]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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I wouldn't do this even if you were sure that both amps would never be active at the same time. It seems pretty likely that the powered-off amp would present enough of a load that it would impact the sound.

Can you switch at line level instead, eg. run a line level cable from the pre-out (or something) of one amp to an aux in on the other amp and always use the same amp to drive the 40s ?

Alternatively, get a cheap switching box.

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#145308 - 08/13/06 01:10 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: bridgman]
Ken.C Offline
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We've kind of danced around this before, and I think the conclusion was that it's likely to damage one or both of the amplifiers.
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#145309 - 08/13/06 02:16 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: JimBass]
F107plus5 Offline
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I have nothing to add...except:

Welcome to the forum, and; Bless you, for having M40s.
Rich.

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#145310 - 08/13/06 02:17 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: Ken.C]
bridgman Offline
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For clarity, do you agree we concluded that connecting the outputs of two amplifiers to one set of speakers might damage one or both amplifiers, not the line-level solution I proposed ?

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#145311 - 08/13/06 02:19 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: F107plus5]
bridgman Offline
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>>Welcome to the forum, and; Bless you, for having M40s

Hey, I own M40s and *I* never got blessed


Edited by bridgman (08/13/06 02:22 PM)

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#145312 - 08/13/06 02:47 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: F107plus5]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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M40s!!!

Rich, I want my blessing too!
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#145313 - 08/13/06 03:17 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: bridgman]
Ken.C Offline
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Yeah, I was referring to his solution, not yours.
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#145314 - 08/13/06 03:32 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: Ken.C]
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Sorry for the delay....I couldn't find my vestiments.

Ok; ready?

"A blessing to all Y'all who have M40s and M50s.....shucks; and even M3s" From (Grand)Father Rich.

Now go and sin no more by listening to.......nah; M2s, M22s, M60s and M80s are no longer evil, you have my audio absolution for all past transgressions!

Rich.

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#145315 - 08/13/06 04:36 PM Re: Multiple speaker lines into 1 speaker? [Re: F107plus5]
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Is it ok if I have a non-Axiom sub?
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