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Username: Zoom

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-05
Perhaps this is a stupid question, but I don't know the answer. My "A" speakers are my fronts in my main living area. For my "B" speakers, I want to wire speakers in two different rooms. I will always want both sets on or off. Do I need a speaker selector switch? Is there anything wrong with splicing speaker wires to share the signal with other sets of speakers (all speakers are 8 ohm)? If so, how does the speaker selector switch work any differently seeing as it ultimately connects all those speakers to the "B" jacks?
 

J. Vigne
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No, not all speakers are 8 Ohm. Even speakers that are 8 Ohm, aren't always 8 Ohm. No matter what your installation, you would be better off with a switch box that allows some extra protection to the load the amplifier has to work into. Unless you know quite a bit about the speakers you will use and understand parallel and series connections, it would be foolish to try hooking three pairs of speakers to one amplifier. You will probably want some independent volume control over the remote speakers, so look for a switch box with impedance matching volume controls.


 

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Username: Zoom

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-05
Thanks. I have looked around on the net for a switch with impedence matching, and they all seem to be designed for a "4 ohm" receiver. I am almost certain that mine (Yamaha surround fairly high power circa 1996) requires 8 ohm speakers. Does that make sense?
 

J. Vigne
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Try these sites for some answers. Click around on the links to see if you can find the information you require.

http://www.inwallstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=i&Categ ory_Code=impedance

http://www.inwallstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=i&Categ ory_Code=_info

http://www.nilesaudio.com/aboutcustom.html


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