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phil5556
2015-03-07, 08:46
Just a quick question, could I connect up a single player (most likely a Touch) to 2 different amps?

I'm thinking of splitting the RCAs to 1 set of powered ceiling speakers and 1 amp (micro system etc)

I know I could switch the output but would want to use them both at the same time.

Cheers

Mnyb
2015-03-07, 09:56
Yes

phil5556
2015-03-07, 11:09
Thanks. I'll give it a go when the time comes. Wasn't sure if it would kill my squeezebox at all.

d6jg
2015-03-08, 03:07
I wouldn't split the RCA although it will work. Can't you use the RCA and one of the digital outs? Or perhaps better send the RCA to one amp and then use the tape out to connect to the second amp.

poing
2015-03-09, 12:49
I wouldn't split the RCA although it will work.
Why not?

Splitting an output signal with a Y cable is fine. (Don't use a Y cable to combine two outputs into one input, though.)

d6jg
2015-03-12, 11:35
Why not?

Splitting an output signal with a Y cable is fine. (Don't use a Y cable to combine two outputs into one input, though.)

If both outputs are live doesn't it effectively half the standard 100mV line out to 50mV each?

tcutting
2015-03-12, 12:44
No ... The outputs should have relatively low impedance, and the inputs relatively high, so both inputs should see close to th full output.

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Mnyb
2015-03-12, 13:53
If both outputs are live doesn't it effectively half the standard 100mV line out to 50mV each?


No ... The outputs should have relatively low impedance, and the inputs relatively high, so both inputs should see close to th full output.

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Typically modern equipment has >10kOhm inputimpedance and there is no standard 100mV line output that was probably vaguely true circa 1970 most stuff today present roughly 1 to 2V ( 2000mv ) at full volume so does the the squeezebox .
But yet again there is no standard anymore so check the manual .

Mnyb
2015-03-12, 14:09
...,that means that's the level,is roughly the the same with modern sources with very low output impedance and typical preamps,etc with high input impedance .

You can probaly split to >10 inputs , but potential,problem is cable capacitance due the accumulated cable length and noise pickup