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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ajb, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. ajb

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    Hi all

    Wonder if anyone could help with a technical question?

    I have a Toshiba dolby digital TV which powers 2 external front speaker and 2 rear speakers. Obviously, I have speaker cable from the TV to the 2 front speakers.

    Say I had a seperate amp altogther, and wired this up to the 2 front speakers at the same time as the TV, i.e. stick 2 wires into each hole instead of 1.

    As long as the TV was off, could I successfully use the front speakers with the amplifer?

    Advice greatly appreciated.

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  2. bishman

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    I am no expert in these matters, but can't see why it would be a problem.

    However, I too have a very similar setup, my tv is the Toshiba 32WD98B dolby digital model. This has audio outputs on the back, so why not connect these to the amp and have the speakers only wired from the amp?
     
  3. Reiner

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    You must use the pre-outs at the TV (if any) to feed into the stereo-amp which will drive the front speakers.
    If you feed a speaker signal into the amps line input (e.g. AUX, CD etc) it will blow.
     
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    never connect two amps into one set of speakers (the TV is effectively an amp in your setup)as you can get feedback from one amp into the other via the speakers and blow the amp (or TV in your case). You can overcome this by using a 2 amps into one speaker switch box - QED make a reasonable one.
     

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