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Adding a speaker switch to a TV

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by sarlacc, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. sarlacc

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    I'm thinking about adding a button to my TV to easily turn off and on my speakers. I was just going to go to Radio Shack and get a switch to install on the side of my TV that cuts the signal to the speakers. Any tips or suggestions?
     
  2. Davo

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    Turn down the volume?

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  3. wibble

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    not a good idea. Disconnecting speakers will leave audio drive stage with no load. Could lead to potential problems e.g. over heating on output transistors/IC. Even if that does not happen you will get a current surge when you switch the speakers back into circuit. Could lead to speaker damage as the current surge will manifest it self as a ' whoomp' sound that can be quite loud/too much for speaker voice coil = burnt out speaker/s:eek:
     

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