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One set of speakers for cinema and hi-fi ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by chris mooij, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. chris mooij

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    I have a Sherwood RD-6106R cinema amp and Marantz hi-fi amp. My speakers are Mordant short 608s. I would like to run both cinema and hi-fi through the same speakers. I have tried the pre-out on the Sherwood to route the signal through the hi-fi amp and then drive the speakers from the hi-fi amp. This did not seem to work - it seems no signal received.

    Can anybody help?
     
  2. buns

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    to what input on the marantz amp did you connect?

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    I connect both a pioneer 2001AV amp and a marantz PM4000 to one set of speakers using a QED ML19 switching unit to select which box controls the speakers. It takes a little more speaker cable as you run 2 lots of cables from the source boxes one from each source and finally one set of cables to the speakers themselves.

    Hope this helps

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    it is much easier than that.... chris sounds like he was on the right lines..... preout to the amp and use the stereo amp for powering the front speakers..... but its maybe simply a case of how he has it connected

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    Sounds ok to me. Just to be sure though: did you use the front pre-outs?
    At the stereo-amp you can use any input, e.g. AUX or CD. The speakers still connect to the AV amp of course, but the AV source (DVD player) must connect to the AV amp (digitally I rekon).
    Also try to fiddle with both volume controls, maybe the signal from the AV amp on the pre-outs is a bit weak?
     
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    Reiner, you mean the speakers are connected to the stereo amp not AV amp. Front speakers to stereo amp, centre and surround speakers to AV amp.
     
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    I've always wondered, what the difference between pre-out sockets, and tape loop out sockets. Don't they do the same thing?
     

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