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Munge
2006-11-15, 05:48
I'm planning on getting a T-amp and a pair of cheap speakers for my daughter's Squeezebox setup. I tried out some PC speakers that I had lying around, but they all made a noise/hiss as soon as the SB was connected. Can someone confirm that the T-amp is quiet when no music is playing?

Thanks,
Munge

jampot
2006-11-15, 06:19
Yes - the T-Amp makes no audible noise.

You may find that noise will be introduced into the combination, possibly by the power supply or RFI from other divices.

Unless the listening volume is intended to be low you will need efficient speakers as the T-Amp only puts out around 6 (real world)watts per channel.

She's a lucky girl!

Jim

tom permutt
2006-11-15, 07:14
What most people call "computer speakers" have amplifiers in them and are meant to take a line-level input, not the output of an amplifier even as small as the T-Amp. I'm not surprised that noise was amplified to an intolerable level, and I don't think you'll like the results with music either. What you want is either passive speakers with or active (computer) speakers without the T-Amp.

Munge
2006-11-15, 07:32
Yes, I mean T-amp + passive speakers. I don't have the T-amp yet.

/Munge

gorstk
2006-11-16, 01:11
Munge wrote:
> I'm planning on getting a T-amp and a pair of cheap speakers for my
> daughter's Squeezebox setup. I tried out some PC speakers that I had
> lying around, but they all made a noise/hiss as soon as the SB was
> connected. Can someone confirm that the T-amp is quiet when no music is
> playing?

I have the T-Amp powering some bathroom speakers. Very nice. No noise.

Although I switch the amp off when not playing for more than 15 mins.
This happens automatically via X10 power line control. Reduce carbon
emissions and all that!

mav
2006-11-16, 01:41
I have an SB3 plus a T-amp in the kitchen, driving a pair of JBL control 1 speakers. The amp is silent when there is no music playing.

Volume levels are not great, but as a second setup (the main one is in our living room) it works really well.

mav

mav
2006-11-16, 01:46
"Although I switch the amp off when not playing for more than 15 mins.
This happens automatically via X10 power line control. Reduce carbon
emissions and all that!"

Hi Gorstk

can you give me some info on the power line control?

thanks

mav

byKnight
2006-11-16, 05:39
I have an SB3 plus a T-amp in the kitchen, driving a pair of JBL control 1 speakers. The amp is silent when there is no music playing.
...
mav

That's what I'm setting up tonight. Already got the T-Amp and power supply. The SB3 arrives later today. Haven't settled yet on where to locate it in the kitchen.

gorstk
2006-11-17, 11:11
mav wrote:
> "Although I switch the amp off when not playing for more than 15 mins.
> This happens automatically via X10 power line control. Reduce carbon
> emissions and all that!"
>
> Hi Gorstk
>
> can you give me some info on the power line control?

Very quickly....

X10 powerline control uses plugin modules that sit between the device
and the power socket.

You can set up slimserve to send messages (via xpl) to swich on and off
devices.

This requires a plugin module for the amp, and a sender module attached
to your pc.

You can also control lights and other devices with this set up.

See www.xplproject.org and look on wikipedia.org for x10 information.

byKnight
2006-11-17, 11:45
...
See www.xplproject.org...

I think it's http://xplproject.org.uk