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#171082 - 06/25/07 05:22 PM Multiple Receiver Switcher
cgolf Offline
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Where would I find some type of switch box that I could hook multiple receivers and 1 set of speakers up to? I want this for my garage so I can A/B/C/D vintage receivers through the same set of speakers without having to unhook the receiver every time I wanted to change. I don't know if you can buy a box with 3-4-5-6?? ports or not. Thanks.

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#171083 - 06/26/07 09:43 PM Re: Multiple Receiver Switcher [Re: cgolf]
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I've never seen one that would take more than two sources. I have one made by Russound that is designed to switch to multiple speakers and allows 2 sources and I could envision using 3 of their SDB 2.1 speaker selectors to allow 4 receivers to be tried by simply pushing the A/B buttons on the various speaker selectors.... They run about $150 each.

http://www.russound.com/speaker_selectors.htm

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#171084 - 06/26/07 10:36 PM Re: Multiple Receiver Switcher [Re: Foghorn]
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Peter (pmbuko) did a diagram of how to set this up safely about a year or two ago. Basically, you don't want to use a speaker switcher, because you've got no guarantee the receivers won't overlap for even a small amount of time. Overlapping receivers would be very bad, from what I've heard.
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#171085 - 06/27/07 06:04 AM Re: Multiple Receiver Switcher [Re: Ken.C]
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Actually, the product that Foghorn linked to is exactly what cgolf is looking for. They not only provide speaker switching, but two amplifier inputs as well.
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#171086 - 06/27/07 10:23 AM Re: Multiple Receiver Switcher [Re: Ken.C]
cgolf Offline
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You're so right. I have read a number of comments about this issue with switchers. All of them emphasize the importance of not overlapping the on / off of multiple receivers!! Thanks for the advice.

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#171087 - 06/27/07 10:40 AM Re: Multiple Receiver Switcher [Re: Foghorn]
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Checked them out and they may be what I want. Need to do some more research. Thanks.

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