1 set of speakers, 2 amplifiers?

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I have a good set of stereo speakers. They now work off one Sony amplifier.

I would like to connect an alternate amplifier to the same set of speakers.
Can I just run a set of wires from the second amplifier to the set of
speakers.

Except by accident, only one amplifier will be powered on at a given time.
Will the two amplifiers, permanently connected to the speakers, damage
either the speakers or the amplifiers?

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Walter
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I suggest running the wires from the amps to a switch box, and then to
the speakers. That way you will avoid having both amps connected to the
speakers at the same time.

But, I must ask, why would you want to connect two different amps to the
same set of speakers?

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As I mentioned, the speakers are high quality.

One amplifier gets input from my computer mp3's: Fairly low quality, but
with 6000 songs, little repetition as background music.

The other amplifier provides high quality CD and FM music for those moments
when I get tired of background music.

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Why can't you feed both sources into the same amplifier?

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I would strongly suggest a Niles ABS-1 as seen here: =
http://tinyurl.com/8p9qp It's designed specifically for your need and =
is about the only way to safely connect two audio sources to a single =
pair of speakers.  I used one for several months when I was running =
seperate amplifiers for audio and home theater.=20

I no longer need my ABS-1 and would sell it for $20. Let me know if you =
are interested.

Roger Wright




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